By Tamara Dietrich
For many of us, the Supreme Court’s finding that Americans have a fundamental right to own guns for self-defense in their own homes wasn’t ground-breaking — it was common sense.
Outright community bans on firearms or handguns, such as those in Chicago and the District of Columbia, both struck down by the high court in separate challenges, were well-intentioned but wrong. And ineffective — gun violence rates soared in those communities.
Interestingly, last week was the first time justices ruled that the Second Amendment doesn’t only apply to a well-regulated militia, but to individual citizens.
Count me among those not surprised at the decision, but at the 233 years it took to get it.