The Supreme Court has handed down its decision, McDonald v. Chicago (2010). As expected, the Court ruled that the Second Amendment is incorporated through the "due process" clause of the Fourteenth Amendment against state and local governments, because the Second Amendment is a fundamental human right. Justice Thomas's concurrence argues that "privileges or immunities" is the more correct approach.
I am glad to see the law review paper by myself, Nicholas Johnson, and George Mocsary, "'This Right is Not Allowed by Governments That Are Afraid of The People': The Public Meaning of the Second Amendment When the Fourteenth Amendment was Ratified" cited by Justice Alito, in several places--and there are primary sources cited elsewhere in Alito's opinion that I am quite sure come out of that same law review.
I was amused to see even Justice Breyer's dissent citing my book Concealed Weapon Laws of the Early Republic.
Those of you who live in California, New York, Massachusetts, and some of the other gun-hostile states owe me one! You can expect to see the most outrageous of the gun control laws in those states under fierce attack. Once something is elevated to the status of a fundamental human right, it is not enough for the legislature to say, "We think this law is a good idea," or "We think this law will save lives." Fundamental human right implies that at least intermediate scrutiny, and more likely, strict scrutiny, will be applied to such laws.