On Tuesday, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit, declined to review the decision inParker v. District of Columbia —the case in March that upheld the Second Amendment as an individual right and struck down Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban. The decision not to review the case means that an earlier ruling by the three-judge panel will stand.
The next step will likely be the city of Washington petitioning the Supreme court for review. If the Supreme Court decides to take up the case, this will be the “once and for all” decision on the Second Amendment–is it an individual or collective right? If the Supremes decide not to review it, then the decision stands as is, and we win, at least in the DC circuit.
Some folks are worried that the Supreme Court might rule against us gunnies, and that’s possible. However, I feel it’s past time for this to be settled, once and for all. We need to know where we stand, at least at a Federal level.