A new Supreme Court ruling ticks off some gun-hating parents.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution does not allow "the absolute prohibition of handguns used for self-defense in the home." That being said, the court essentially decided that the gun-control law in Washington D.C.--which required that weapons be locked or require disassembly-- was too extreme, because it rendered the weapons useless for self-defense.
Senator John McCain agrees with the ruling: "I applaud this decision as well as the overturning of the District of Columbia's ban on handguns and limitations on the ability to use firearms for self-defense." Senator Barack Obama didn't sign in support of overturning the D.C. law.
No matter which side you're on, children getting their hands on guns that are not locked or disassembled is heart breaking. Earlier this month, a 3-year-old in Deltona, Fla., shot himself in the stomach while playing with a gun left on his mother's nightstand. He survived the incident, but a 3-year-old in another case wasn't so lucky. The Joliet, Ill., boy died on Wednesday after the handgun he was playing with in his home went off, shooting him fatally in the head.
Some parents are fighting mad, saying handguns should continue to be required to be disassembled in order to prevent such tragedies. Others want them banned entirely. What do you think?