District of Columbia vs. Heller

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  • Facts of the Case
  • D.C vs. Heller
  • Facts of the Case
  • Court 07-290 proceed
  • Facts of the Case
  • I would like to file a request for a hand gun. I have been authorized to carry one on duty, but I would feel safer with one at home.
  • Mr. Heller, your request for a one year gun permit has been denied.
  • The District Columbia Code made it illegal for citizens to carry unregistered firearms and banned registration for hand guns. The exception to this was the Chief of police who could issue a license for one year. 
  • Constitutional Application
  • The Code also required for guns in homes to be unloaded and disassembled or bound up. Another exception to this is if the firearm was located in a business or was for legal recreational purposes.   
  • Arguments for the petitioner
  • Case File D.C vs. Heller will be held on the topic of Second Amendment violations.
  • D. C. special policeman, Dick Anthony Heller, was given permission to handle a hand gun while on duty. Heller applied to have a hand gun at home, but the District refused to grant to the request. 
  • Arguments for the respondent
  • Heller filed a suit against the District of Columbia stating that certain parts of the Code violated the Second Amendment Rights. 
  • I am going to sue the District of Columbia for violating my Second Amendment Rights. I will see you in court.
  • The District of Columbia stated that the second amendment created  the idea that only the state militia or national guard may carry a handgun as said in the constitution.
  • Only the National guard may be licensed handguns.
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