Even after the Supreme Courtâ€™s 2008 landmark opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller, it remained possible that the right to arms wouldnâ€™t be incorporated against state and local governments. But after McDonald, the Second Amendment joins other provisions of the Bill of Rights that are routinely enforced against both federal and state infringements.
It may wind up being protected fairly well â€” as, say, First Amendment speech rights generally are â€” or poorly, as Fourth Amendment rights against search and seizure often are, but it is now a full-fledged part of the Bill of Rights, not a neglected stepchild that has been interpreted out of existence.
Read the whole thing. I’m still working my way through the opinion. Been reading off and on all day. My eyes are getting tired, so I may have to save the dissent until later.