from The Wall Street Journal
June 26, 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices' first definitive pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history. The court's 5-4 ruling strikes down the District of Columbia's 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment.
The decision goes further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most firearms laws intact.