The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Second Amendment "applies equally to the federal government and the states."
The 5-4 ruling in McDonald v city of Chicago did not explicitly strike down gun bans in Chicago and one of its suburbs, but orders a federal appeals court to reconsider its initial ruling upholding the bans. But it left little doubt that they would eventually fall, a vast majority of legal pundits agree.
Called the MicroSight, this is a brilliant idea for shooters who want to keep using iron sights but are limited by deteriorating vision. While it looks like this concept would work great in competitive shooting (assuming the rules allow for it) and in an arid environment when hunting or in combat, I wonder how well it would function in the snow and rain. Would snow, rain or fog haze up the image to the point where you couldn’t see the target?
NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox responded to allegations that those who support the Second Amendment apparently support terrorism with a noteworthy column in the Washington Post on May 10. There is a real and present danger of this tool being used for all the wrong reasons -- none of which has to do with homeland defense and fighting terrorism.
There’s an allegorical component to the story of the poor fellow who put a slug though his tender bits while shopping in Lynnwood, Washington over the Memorial Day weekend. According to this report, he had a gun tucked into the waistband of his pants when he dropped the hammer. (Pulling a Plaxico, perhaps?)