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Blake Ledden And Ansley Spence
District of Columbia Dick Heller District Court Supreme Court
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The law prohibits the registration of handguns and makes it a crime to carry an unregistered firearm. Furthermore all lawfully owned firearms must be kept unloaded and dissembled or bound by a trigger lock unless they are being used for lawful recreational activities or located in a place of business. Dick Heller, a cop, wanted to own a gun to protect himself, but he was denied a permit twice so he sued District of Columbia so he could have the chance to own a gun.
Metropolitan Police Department Washington, D.C. Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case on November 20, 2007. They argued March 18, 2008 Decided June 26, 2008
District of Columbia passed a law prohibiting the ownership of a gun in D.C. Heller, a cop, wished for ownership in his own home, but was denied twice. So he then filed a lawsuit. Supreme Court ruled the overturning Washington, D.C.¶s ban on handguns and on self-defense in the home, in selfthe case of District of Columbia v. Heller.
D.C. no longer wanted street violence so they banned the possession of guns among citizens. Heller realized that the bad people using guns were going to have guns anyways, so he sent in a request for a permit to own a gun at his house. He was denied the permit twice, so he filed a lawsuit.
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