Guns: I can't stand the suspense
Everyone and their mother was waiting for the Supreme Court's decision today to deny or grant certiorari to D.C. v. Heller, the landmark Second Amendment case striking down D.C.'s draconian gun ban. Showing that even 9 people robed in black have a sense of humor, the Court did not issue any order one way or the other today. The next time they could possibly decide whether to take up the case is November 26.
My take on it is that the Justices simply needed more time to review the case. It's not the simplest case in the world (especially because of D.C.'s disingenuous re-imagining of its own gun ban to only include handguns), and U.S. v. Miller is one of the vaguest precedents you can imagine. But, I trust everything will eventually turn out okay.
Here's a random gun-related quote. Thomas Jefferson once wrote:
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body, and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."