The Supreme Court just ruled to protect the Constitution.
Not any of the good bits that have to do with stuff like the right to privacy, or habeas corpus, or anything like that.
No, the Court in a 5-4 decision split along politically idealogical lines, decided that putting a gun in everyone's hand is a pretty good thing. They ruled to enforce the 2nd Amendment along a pretty broad definition. And although Antonin Scalia, one of Bush's choices for the Court has said that while "an individual now has a constitutional right to own guns, that new right is not unlimited", this will almost certainly open up future challenges to laws limiting access to guns, like the mandatory waiting period before purchase, or limits on where it's non-permissible to carry guns, such as within federal parks and in government buildings.
So, they've made damned sure to enforce the 2nd Amendment in an election year, while the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments are still under attack by the Bush/Cheney regime.
And unless we all work together this fall, we'll likely see even further erosions of our rights.
Except the right to bear arms...
...that one's safe.
Disclaimer: While admitting this may put my "lib cred" at risk, I have to say that I am a gun owner and I possess a Connecticut pistol permit. That doesn't mean I want to see guns dispensed through vending machines, or want the process to legally acquire guns made any easier. There's never a valid reason to have to buy a gun on a moment's notice; someone who can't sit out for a minimum waiting period is a person who will probably put the weapon to immediate and tragic use. Follow link below for some instances of bad things happening when guns are too easily available:
Link: Deadly Mass Shooting in the United States timeline