The Bush Administration is taking the side of the DC gun ban in the case now before the Supreme Court. The aminus brief filed by the Solicitor General essentially says that bearing arms should be held to be an individual right, but that local governments should have the ability to infringe upon those rights.
It will be interesting to see how the presidential candidates come down on this. Especially Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, who both presided over communities with strict gun control laws and haven’t been as strong an advocate of the Second Amendment as some of the other candidates.
Somebody needs to ask them if they support the President’s action.