District of Columbia v. Heller

District of Columbia v. Heller
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  • When Dick Keller's application to keep a hand gun at home was denied, he sued the district due to it violating his second amendment right to bear arms. This case caused backlash on both sides because of the touchy topic still controversial to this day.
  • District of Columbia v. Heller
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  • Should citizens own guns, unconnected to military services?
  • What is the question before the court in D.C. v. Heller?
  • The Wallstreet Times The question before the court was should citizens, particularly in the District of Columbia, own fire arms for self-defense? This argued on the topic of whether or not the denial of Heller's application for a gun was just, sparking outrage across the country.
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  • Those residing in Wahington D.C. are not allowed to have a gun for self-protection.
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  • It is nearly ten years later and its outcome has yet to be considered reasonable to many. An important factor to remember while reading on this case is that Dick Keller was a special forces police officer in Washington D.C. He carried a gun while on duty, yet asked for one to remain at home.
  • The district denied my application for a gun, thus violating my second amendment right.
  • The second amendment of the United States Constitution applies directly to this case because it contradicts what Dick Keller, and any other citizen, is given as a civil right to own firearms. "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."
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