THE SUPREME COURT HAS denied certiorari in the Emerson case, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to arms. For more on the Emerson case, you can read this piece that Dave Kopel and I wrote last fall, or this piece by Michael Barone, who wrote: “It will now be very hard–I would say impossible–for any intellectually honest judge to rule that the Second Amendment means nothing.” I think that’s about right.