dc v. heller

dc v. heller

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  • I'm gonna buy a handgun, and it's gonna be great! I'm gonna name it Boris, and I'm gonna own it all myself!
  • DC V. HELLER,  2008
  • Sir, stop, you can't do that, that's illegal! D.C. has restricted who can buy handguns to only people registered by the police chief!!
  • A virtual ban on handguns, huh? Sounds anti-2nd-amendment to me! To court!
  • I'm the lawyer for D.C.! I'm gonna argue that the beginning clause of the 2nd amendment limits its usage only to those serving in militias! It's called the "collective right" interpretation!
  • I'm Heller's lawyer, and I'm gonna argue that the constitution grants the right to bear arms to every citizen, in an interpretation known as the "Individual Right" interpretation.
  • This court holds that the term "militia" applies to everybody, as back in the day, ever citizen was a militia member! We stand with McDonald v. Chicago in saying that the right to bear arms is an individual right that cannot be infringed.
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