FLASH: Supreme Court agrees to hear new Second Amendment case
We have just received word that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear another case on the individual rights of gun owners.
A group of Chicago gun owners is challenging a lower appeals court ruling that while the Second Amendment guarantees individual rights on the federal level, it does not bar state or city governments from passing restrictions or outright bans on guns.
Chicago imposes a handgun ban similar to the one the Supreme Court struck down last year for Washington D.C. In that case, District of Columbia v. Heller, the court declared what we have all known: that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to firearms for self-defense and does not merely refer to a state "militia."
However, the 5-4 decision did not address one important question:
Does the Second Amendment also apply to states and municipalities?
The new case is called McDonald v. City of Chicago, and will probably come before the court as early as this coming January, 2010. The decision may come sometime in June.
We will have more details in the coming days and weeks.
NOTE: Buckeye Firearms Association may be involved in this case as we were in last year's Heller case. We played a part in winning that decision by preparing and submitting a brief for the court. If we participate in the coming case, we will need your financial support. The research, work, and requirements of dealing with the Supreme Court are highly expensive.
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