Supreme Court may consider ban on handguns

The Cato Institute included a note in their daily newsletter about the possibility that the Supreme Court might hear a case in which a lower court struck down a Washington, DC, ban on handguns as violating the second amendment right to keep and bear arms. Quoting an article in their own publication, they write:

Hopefully, the U.S. Supreme Court, at long last, will answer this vital question: Does the right to keep and bear arms belong to us as individuals, or does the Constitution merely recognize the collective right of states to arm the members of their militias?

This is a curious phrase. The Cato Institute, a capitalist Libertarian think tank, supports an individual right to keep and bear arms. Their hope, then, can only be for one of these possible answers. And if it is not the one they hope for, I guess that isn’t an answer.

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