Some commenters out there, among them Instapundit, say that the decision in Heller today takes gun rights off the table as an election issue. I beg to differ.
The decision was 5-4. That means that everything could change if a Justice is confirmed whose views are more in line with Obama’s views (which appear to have changed) of a while back. Don’t forget that he lives in a state that is one of two that are totally out of touch on this issue. The two? Illinois and Wisconsin. The only two states in the nation that do not have some form of concealed carry laws.
Of course what are the odds of getting another Justice Thomas? Higher with McCain than Obama. FWIW.
For some background on the case visit Clayton Cramer.
Cross Posted at Power and Control