The 5-4 decision is worrisome, at least in legal and historical terms. If they could take away the Second Amendment what's to keep them from taking away the First? Practically, though, I wonder how much would change if it had gone (or ever does go) the other way. Some folks, like me, would keep their handguns in their homes, whatever the law, and take a chance on being arrested if their use ever became necessary for self-defense. Not that I would worry much living in Texas, though I might have to leave the city limits of, say, Austin, whose liberal majority might, indeed, decide to go D.C.'s and Chicago's route.