While we’re on the subject of the Second Amendment ruling, here’s a sober look at its likely real-world effects, by the reporter who covers the Supreme Court for the Associated Press. The NRA is breaking out the champagne, but it may be in for a bit of a hangover.
By MARK SHERMAN
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court embraced a personal right under the Constitution to have guns for self-defense. But in its historic examination of the Second Amendment, the justices left unanswered whether gun rights extend beyond the home or how far.
The court split ideologically in its decision Thursday striking down the District of Columbia’s ban on handguns. Each side, however, agreed it will take many lawsuits to spell out fully the right to keep and bear arms.