Justice Alito said that even conservative victories remained in peril. He paid tribute to what he called “perhaps Justice Scalia’s most important majority opinion,” District of Columbia v. Heller, which in 2008 interpreted the Second Amendment to guarantee an individual right to own guns. The vote was 5 to 4.
“Heller, as I am sure you know, holds that the Second Amendment actually means what it says,” Justice Alito said. But he suggested that the right could easily be undermined.
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