John Roberts on Gun Control
Supreme Court Justice (nominated by Pres. George W. Bush 2005)
The Union petitions for review of a decision by the Authority wherein the Authority held that the Customs Service is not required to negotiate over a Union proposal concerning the storage of handguns.
Although the Authority correctly ruled that the proposal came within the exemption of negotiability for internal security practices, the Authority erred in failing to follow its own precedent in determining whether the bargaining proposal constituted an appropriate arrangement subjecting it to bargainability. Therefore we [find in favor of the Union and] grant the petition for review.
Roberts concurred: ďI join the courtís opinion on the understanding that the Authority [can determine unilaterally if] security at a particular location is adequate.
Overturning DC's handgun ban, the court ruled that the Second Amendment protects the individual right to own a gun for private use--not only in connection with service in a militia. The 5-to-4 decision, District of Columbia v. Heller, left unanswered questions, but also much room for continued gun regulation, short of an absolute ban.
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