After nearly 70 years of sidestepping the meaning of the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday was finally ready to tackle the knotty question head-on. Although the District of Columbia's strict handgun ban may not survive intact, lawyers for both the Bush administration and gun-rights advocates acknowledged that some lesser regulation of the right would be acceptable. Five or more justices appeared ready to recognize some form of an individual right to keep and bear arms.
Supreme Court Hears Arguments in D.C. Gun Ban Case
March 18, 2008
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