The Supreme Court has published its opinion in McDonald v. Chicago, and it is a victory for gun rights. The court has incorporated the 2nd Amendment into the 14th Amendment, meaning that the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms now applies against state and local government, rather than just the Federal Government:
A more in-depth discussion of this case will follow when I have the time later on, but for now here is a quote that sums up this major victory for gun rights.
In Heller, we held that the Second Amendment protects the right to possess a handgun in the home for the purpose of self-defense. Unless considerations of stare decisis counsel otherwise, a provision of the Bill of Rights that protects a right that is fundamental from an American perspective applies equally to the Federal Government and the States. See Duncan, 391 U. S., at 149, and n. 14. We therefore hold that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the Second Amend ment right recognized in Heller. The judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings.
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