"In sum, we hold that the District's
ban on handgun possession in the home violates the Second Amendment, as does
its prohibitions against rendering any lawful firearm in the home operable
for the purpose of immediate self-defense."
1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected
with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes,
such as self-defense within the home.
"The Embarrassing Second
Amendment," by Sanford Levinson, University of Texas at Austin School
of Law. A well written text covering the interpretation of the Second
Amendment," by J. Neil Schulman. A question and answer session on the
language of the Second Amendment, and its intent, with Roy Copperud, a
retired professor of journalism at the University of Southern California.