Re(16): Court Backs

John,
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia (who could hardly be called a liberal) was the one who wrote the majority opinion stating that the Congress could implement reasonable gun control legislation.
Admittedly, this stipulation was part of the 2008 Heller decision; the main thrust of which was that it was unconstitutional to prohibit the sale of handguns to private individuals, and which removed the 'Militia stipulation' for the first time. (See below):

"..District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), is a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Second Amendment protects an individual's Right to keep and bear arms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home, and that the District of Columbia's handgun ban and requirement that lawfully owned rifles and shotguns be kept "unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock" violated this guarantee.[1] It also stated that the right to bear arms is not unlimited and that guns and gun ownership would continue to be regulated. It was the first Supreme Court case to decide whether the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense or if the right was intended for state militias.[2]..."



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