Washington (AP) The Supreme Court has heard arguments about the meaning of the second amendment and the districts of Columbia's ban on handguns.
A majority appears to support the view that the amendment protects an individual's right to own guns, rather than somehow linking right to service in a state militia.
But it is less clear what that means for the district's 32-year-old ban on handguns, perhaps the strictest gun control law in the nation.
“Does that make it unreasonable for a city with a very high crime rate...to say no handguns here?” Justice Stephen Breyer said.
On the other side, Chief Justice John Roberts asked at one point: “what is reasonable about a ban on possession” of handguns?