26 junio, 2008

Land of the free

"The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, for the first time in the nation's history, that individual Americans have the right to own guns for personal use, and struck down a strict gun control law in the nation's capital."

Asi reporta Reuters el histórico fallo de la Corte Suprema norteamericana que tumba la prohibición de armas impuesta en DC.

Sobre el histórico fallo del caso District of Columbia v. Heller leo en ScotusBlog (via Drudge):

"Answering a 127-year old constitutional question, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have a gun, at least in one’s home. The Court, splitting 5-4, struck down a District of Columbia ban on handgun possession. Although times have changed since 1791, Justice Antonin Scalia said for the majority, “it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.”