The Supreme Court is expected to rule today on whether or not Washington DC’s ban on handguns violates the Second Amendment. SCOTUS is on a liberal roll, so don’t expect anything but the usual “the U.S. Constitution as interpreted by the French” type decision.

I’ll write a brief update on this when the decision is announced, but here’s my prediction: Surprisingly, the gun ban will be overturned, but DC residents will only be allowed to own a handgun if they sign a statement showing that they understand they’re subject to the death penalty if they ever use their gun to shoot somebody who’s raping a child (see post below).

Update: Breaking right now via Drudge — Narrow victory for the Second Amendment. Anthony Kennedy was even in the majority. Perhaps Kennedy figured that if they banned guns in DC, what would the guards at the steps of the Supreme Court building use to protect the robed royalty from us poor peasants with pitchforks?

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