It's such a weird country. Americans have a constitutional right to shoot each other but not to universal health care or to marry someone you love if they're the same sex as you.
From ABC News...
Appeals court rejects D-C gun ban
March 09, 2007 14:00 EST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A long-standing ban on handguns in Washington, D-C, is being overturned by a federal appeals court.
The court is rejecting the city's argument that the Second Amendment right to bear arms only applies to militias.
A lower-court judge had told six D-C residents three years ago that they don't have a constitutional right to own handguns. The plaintiffs include residents of high-crime neighborhoods who wanted the guns for protection.
In today's two-to-one decision, the judge held that the Second Amendment doesn't just apply to militia service, or to people with "intermittent enrollment in the militia."