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District of Columbia v. Heller

Docket No.: 07-290
Certiorari Granted: 11/20/2007
Argued: March 18, 2008
Decided: June 26, 2008

Topic:

Amendment 2

PartyNames: District of Columbia, et al. v. Dick Anthony Heller
Petitioner: District of Columbia, et al.
Respondent: Dick Anthony Heller

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

District of Columbia, et al.
v.
Dick Anthony Heller
554 U.S. ___ (2008)
Consideration Limited:

GRANTED LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WHETHER THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS - D.C. CODE ยงยง 7-2502.02(a)(4), 22-4504(a), AND 7-2507.02 - VIOLATE THE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY STATE-REGULATED MILITIA, BUT WHO WISH TO KEEP HANDGUNS AND OTHER FIREARMS FOR PRIVATE USE IN THEIR HOMES?

Question Presented:

Whether the Second Amendment forbids the District of Columbia from banning private possession of handguns while allowing possession of rifles and shotguns.

Question:

Whether provisions of the D.C. Code generally barring the registration of handguns, prohibiting carrying a pistol without a license, and requiring all lawful firearms to be kept unloaded and either disassembled or trigger locked violate the Second Amendment rights of individuals who are not affiliated with any state-regulated militia, but who wish to keep handguns and other firearms for private use in their homes?

Note:

THE PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI IS

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Heller, 4 vote(s) against
Read DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA V. HELLER opinion (PDF)
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