District of Columbia v. Heller

Updated: 4/5/2021
District of Columbia v. Heller

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  • I should license a 5 year plan on my gun to bring it in my home.
  • Washington D.C.2008
  • Heller asked his landlord to let him keep his gun for a 5 year plan since he was the chief police.
  • I would like to license my gun for 5 years for self defense.
  • No.
  • Heller was denied but the rules also violated the second amendment which protects the keeping of guns in home.
  • This doesn't violate any of your rights.
  • Second Amendment
  • In 2008, The nine justices worked together to interpret the meaning of militia and who it refers to.
  • Does the District of Columbia rule that requires licensed and nonfunctional firearms only to be allowed in homes violate the second amendment?
  • In a 5-4 decision, the Court decided that militia refers to not only the military but also to people who served the country. It also made the use of guns expand to self defense rather than for military use.