District of Columbia v

District of Columbia v - Adrian Gil Block 2 District of...

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Adrian Gil Block 2 District of Columbia v. Heller, 544 U.S. (2008) – 2 nd Amendment Summation of fact: The two parties that were involved in this court case are the District of Columbia and a group of private gun owners led in the court case by Dick Anthony Heller. The basic facts are that the District of Columbia tried to pass provisions to a law that would ultimately ban hand guns in D.C. except for those which had been registered before the ban and would also require for other firearms to be kept dismantled or with a trigger lock set. Dick Heller is a police officer in D.C. and he was trying to get a license for his handgun since he is to have one at work he should also be able to have one at home. However, because of the new provisions he could not get this completed and he decided to fight it in court. He lost at first in court when it was said that the second amendment rights are reserved only for those in a militia, but then appealed and won in the circuit courts who said that the second amendment extended to all the
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  • Spring '11
  • Mills
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, District of Columbia v. Heller, Dick Anthony Heller

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