Sunday, May 06, 2007

The pendulum swings right

The New York Times reports:
There used to be an almost complete scholarly and judicial consensus that the Second Amendment protects only a collective right of the states to maintain militias. That consensus no longer exists — thanks largely to the work over the last 20 years of several leading liberal law professors, who have come to embrace the view that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own guns.
Meanwhile, my daughter would like me to run up to the store for her to get her a brown marker. "I need another brown," she says.

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