While most court watchers don't like to make guesses about what the Supreme Court is going to do, one new website that's focused on the Court ran a poll that found over 90% of those who took the survey felt like Washington,
will lose this gun case.
There's even speculation at http://www.scotusblog.com that Justice Antonin Scalia is going to be writing the majority opinion, which would bode well for supporters of gun rights.
When the court agreed to take this case, the Justices themselves framed it very clearly.
"Whether the following provisions --
Code secs. 7-2502.02(a)(4), 22-4504(a), and 7-2507.02 -- violate the Second Amendment rights of individuals who are not affiliated with any state-regulated militia, but who wish to keep handguns and other firearms for private use in their homes?"
The militia angle of course is very important, because of the somewhat confusing words of the Second Amendment.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Those words, with some odd punctuation, certainly aren't interpreted the same by many legal experts.
The first reference to the militia immediately sets this amendment apart, because it seemingly puts the militia before the individual.
Maybe today's decision will frame it differently. We have probably waited long enough to find out what it really means.