Friday, June 27, 2008

Supreme triumph!

Here's a link to the Register's editorial on the Supreme Court's decision in the DC v. Heller case that affirmed that the right "to keep and bear arms" is an individual right of fairly broad scope, not contingent on serving in a militia. I'll have much more to say, but for now, this is a tremendous victory for the concept of individual rights and individual freedom, and shows that the concept still has some traction in the U.S. Bob Levy, the Cato-affiliated lawyer who financed the case deserves the primary credit, but a lot of scholars over the last 20 years or so did yeoman work researching, writing and publicizing in order to establish that individual rights is historically the default position for the Second Amendment.

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