VT Edition: Steve Wright & Peter Teachout on gun laws in Vemront
07/02/08 2:11PM By Jane Lindholm
| MP3 || Download MP3 |
Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court, in its decision, District of Columbia v. Heller, struck down Washington, D.C.'s ban on handguns. It was the first time in centuries that the High Court took on a Second Amendment issue. Across the nation, the decision was met with mixed reviews. Steve Wright is former Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Peter Teachout specializes in constitutional law at Vermont Law School. They spoke with VPR's Jane Lindholm about how our laws were shaped, and why gun rights aren't always a partisan issue.