DC v. Heller Decided

The Supreme Court has reached a decision, 5-4, on the DC gun ban case District of Columbia v. Heller. The opinion, by Justice Scalia, is available here [pdf]. The bottom line: the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, and to use such arms in self-defense; thus, the DC handgun ban, and trigger lock requirement, are invalidated. More analysis is available at SCOTUSblog here, here, here, and here.

This is a great first step. Next, I imagine, is a case out of one of the states (say involving Chicago’s gun ban), testing the applicability of Fourteenth Amendment incorporation to this ruling.


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