Washington, D. C., passed laws virtually banning the possession of firearms, even in the home. Those laws did nothing to prevent our nation’s capital from being one of the most violent and crime-ridden cities in the country. Arguably, those laws helped make it so. But the Supreme Court has struck down those laws, going further to affirm that the Second Amendment applies not just to a collective right embodied in militias but that it affirms the right of individuals to possess firearms. Glad or sad?
The right to keep and bear arms
About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.