Monday, June 30, 2008

Meta point on Heller

Two things that struck when I was re-reading the Supreme Court's opinion in Heller vs District of Columbia. First, All nine justices believe the right to bear arms is an individual right. Glen Reynolds noticed the same thing. Second, the majority held that the right to self defense must be effective and that it is a natural right that precedes and is made explicit by the Second Amendment.

Do any other countries recognize the right of their citizens to exist? I know the UK does not, but does anyone else?

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