The Supreme Court, unexpectedly, says the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right

Scalia writes the opinion.

I was prepared to see this go the other way, with Justice Kennedy (who virtually owns the 5-4 decisions) choosing to ignore the fact that the right to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment clearly runs to the people. It just as clearly does not run exclusively to the militia, which is the argument of the anti-gun zealots.

Much of Scalia’s opinion is devoted to unravelling the sophistic reasoning of the dissenting Justices, and there’s plenty of that to unravel.

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