The Supreme Court will decide whether the constitutional right of individuals to own firearms trumps state and local laws, reviving the legal battle over gun rights in America.
The high court said Wednesday it agreed to decide the reach of its landmark ruling last year that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guaranteed an individual right to own guns and use them for lawful purposes like self-defense in the home.
The upcoming decision will be very import in clarifying and confirming the accepted interpretation of DC vs. Heller, that state and local laws do not violate the spirit of the 2nd Amendment.
The court last year prohibited the federal government from imposing certain restrictions, but it left unclear whether the right also applied to state and local gun control laws.The Supreme Court said in a brief order it would settle that question by ruling in a dispute over a strict gun control law in Chicago.
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What's your opinion? Is this as important as it sounds? Could this be a landmark decision in the debate about the individual vs. collective interpretation of the 2nd Amendment?
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