A key date is approaching in the fight over gun rights. On March 18 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the D.C. gun ban case. The ruling on the case, expected sometime in June, will have a huge impact on the willingness of the government and politicians to try to enact gun-control legislation in the future.

For gun right’s advocates, the hope and the dream is to hear the highest court in the United States acknowledge that the Second Amendment means what it says: that the citizens of this country have an individual right to own and use firearms.

The cover story in the February 27 edition of USA Today had some interesting data. A poll conducted by the newspaper and Gallup shows that 73 percent of the more than 1,000 adults questioned believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to own a firearm. An overwhelming—and heartwarming—indication of support.

—John Snow