Article on Parker
Human Events has a good piece on it.
"But the deeper reason behind the hysteria over the decision is that for decades the left has been able to make the Constitution into whatever it wanted. The actual words did not matter. When words -- even just 27 words -- mean exactly what they say, then the power to dictate law from a "living" Constitution disappears and liberals are reduced to trying to persuade people that they are right -- a daunting task. When a court can decide that the 2nd Amendment must be respected, the left is on a slippery slope indeed. Who knows what amendment might be rediscovered next? Personally, I vote for the 10th. Regardless, if the trend is allowed to continue, it will be a disaster for the dictatorial left. Thus, I predict the decision will be appealed."
BTW, I, like others, have tended to refer to Parker as "the Cato case," I suppose on the assumption that everything of significance in Washington just has to be pushed by a group of some sort. It was actually brought by two attorneys, Alan Gura and Bob Levy, out of their own pockets. Levy holds a fellowship with Cato, but the case isn't 'in the line of official duty,' as it were.