I missed a lot of it, so I'm trying to catch up with this low quality C-Span rebroadcast (RealPlayer req'd).
Update: Say Uncle has some thoughts.
ScotusBlog has more.
Heh. 'Wow' is right.
I wasn't impressed. Gura seemed too ready to concede vital points. It's like he didn't do his homework on what is and what is not reasonable as far as restrictions. It's like he's unwilling to offer any objective standard of reasonable restrictions on arms except in this case, and machine guns. He had no good answer to the question by one of the Justices asking if 'we can say the Second Amendment means shall not be unreasonably infringed?'
Countertop was there... and he is damn optimistic. So am I, but that's a lot of optimism.
I have no doubt the Court will find the D.C. gun ban unconstitutional, little doubt that regulations concerning the right to arms will be subject to strict scrutiny, but I worry about what the Court will have to say about reasonable restrictions. And I'm still a bit skeptical about the incorporation of the 2nd Amendment. Without the right to arms being tied into the 14th Amendment, all we have is a federal win, which would do little to deter states from enacting gun bans. Then again, I don't see why it shouldn't be incorporated, if not already, as militias are state entities.
I'll have more later.