Hear the Supreme Court’s gun-ban arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning heard its first case in 70 years on interpreting the right to bear arms granted under the Second Amendment, dealing with Washington, D.C.’s ban on private handgun possession.

The court took the special step of releasing a recording of the oral arguments immediately, so if you’ve got about 90 minutes to spare, here it is via C-SPAN:

Read any of the dozens of briefs here. And here’s the Washington Post’s take.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • The right to bear arms was not granted by the second amendment. The second amendment enumberated an existing right at the time it was adopted. That may seem a small difference but I think it is significant.

  • Ride Smart

    What are you saying Ride Fast? Sounds like your trying to sound smart on something you obviously know nothing about. What do you think “arms” are anyway? Swords?