July 11, 2008
Supreme Court Strikes Down a Gun Ban and Raises Questions for College Campuses
The Supreme Court's landmark ruling overturning Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban could have implications for colleges that prohibit firearms on their campuses.
Last month the court declared for the first time that the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep a gun, not just the right of states to maintain armed militias.
But the ruling preserved restrictions on Second Amendment rights that allow schools, courts, and other government entities to