civics project District of columbia v. heller

civics project District of columbia v. heller

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  • Case file name
  • District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)
  • Vivien Salazar Period 5
  • Facts of the Case
  • Washington D.C passed a law explaining that having a gun was illegal because it is a threat to people and the U.S Government. Heller was a police officer and was allowed to carry a gun during duty, but wanted to have a personal gun to keep at home to protect his family. When trying to Washington D.C denied his request. He then filed a law suit to the Federal Court claiming that his right to bear-arms right was being violated, and others supporting him.
  • All this happened in 2008
  • Constitutional Application
  • Second Amendment
  • In the Second Amendment it states that we have the right to bear arms. Washington D.C believed that right only applied to those who protect our country and states. But they were wrong that right belongs to individuals too. And Washington D.C taking the right away was unconstitutional.
  • Argument for petitioner
  • Washington D.C is a very important place. The president is here, the government, the branches, ect. It is a threat to have people with guns here because of that, we want to keep the people save. It is a threat to everyone and its dangerous there could be terrorist or killing attempts. Its a risk we don't want to take.
  • Argument for respondent
  • I am a police officer and may have a gun on duty, but can't have a personal gun for protection. Washington D.C trust me with a gun at work and not home. The license was denied, because there is a law stating that we, the people of D.C can't own guns. In the Second Amendment it state we have the right to Bear- Arms that right is being taken away to us and D.C's law is unconstitutional.
  • Decision
  • We rule that your right to bear arms was taken away and you win the case. 5-4
  • I Won!
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