DC Gun Ban Overturned

A historic ruling has just come down from the Supreme Court in favor of the second ammendment. This is the first time in US history that the court has taken a definitive position on the second ammendment. Their 5-4 decision states that Americans have the right to own guns for self-defense and hunting. Washington, DC has always been one of the strictest laws when it comes to gun rights with a 32-year ban on handguns. Check out Nick Gillespie’s recent interview on and along with Brian Doherty’s coverage and articles here, here and even more here.

Amanda Kathryn Hydro is the Director of Policy Development at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.