District of Columbia (DC) v. Heller (2007)

District of Columbia (DC) v. Heller (2007)

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  • District of Columbia (DC) v. Heller 
  • The district is violating my right to bear arms.
  • 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.
  • D.C
  • 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.
  • D.C
  • 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.
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