Heller decision: 1 step forward, 2 steps back

Heller decision reaffirms most gun controls

After an initial assessment of the Supreme Court's Heller decision, this decision may go down as the court ruling that stops gun bans but protects gun control.

Click here to read the actual decision.

Though we'll have a more comprehensive analysis of the case later, there is some good -- and a lot bad -- in the SCOTUS decision:

  • It reaffirms the Second Amendment as an individual rights, and is unconnected with service in a militia
  • It overturns trigger lock requirement laws as unconstitutional

However, it essentially reaffirms the ability of government to license, register and regulate all types of firearms.

In short, it gives a green light to all forms of gun control except the banning of entire classes of arms.

Again, we'll have a full analysis shortly.

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