Sorry sir, but the district has denied your registration of a personal handgun.
Doesn't the Second Amendment protect the right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia?
Student:Alejandro Reyes Period:4 3/4/18
The District of Columbia has no right to take away people's right to bear arms.
Facts:The District of Columbia prohibits the possession of handguns, and no person may carry a handgun without a license. Dick Heller a special police officer authorized to carry a handgun while on duty, and applied for a handgun he wanted to keep at home. Unfortunately the district denied his registration. This is what lead to the case
The second Amendment does in fact protect people's right to bear arms even if they are not part of a militia.
Legal Issue: Does the Second Amendment protect an individual's right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
The second amendment only states that the individual has the right to bear arms if he or she is an a service militia.
The Amendment which this issue is based upon is the Second Amendment which gives the people the right to bear arms.
Arguments for the petitioner: Mr.Heller argued that the Second Amendment protected people's right to bear arms even if it is not connected to a service militia.
Arguments for the defendant: The District of Columbia argued that the second amendment does not protect people's right to posses a firearm if they are not linked to a militia.