This is a HUGE decision for gun-carrying citizens across the US. The 5-4 Supreme Court decision might take a while to work its way to actually changing D.C. law, but it’s the start that many (including myself) were hoping for. Scalia wrote the majority, as some had predicted.
Writing for the majority, Justice Antonin Scalia said that an individual right to bear arms is supported by “the historical narrative” both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted.
The Constitution does not permit “the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home,” Scalia said. The court also struck down Washington’s requirement that firearms be equipped with trigger locks or kept disassembled, but left intact the licensing of guns.
It’s only a matter of time now before the NRA will file a lawsuit challenging these same gun laws in Chicago. there’s actually a July 11th rally here in the city for those supporting the same change to Chicago/Illinois law, and I plan on being there to document the event in a similar fashion to zombietime.