District of Columbia v. Heller
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|District of Columbia v. Heller|
|Court||U.S. Supreme Court|
|Citation||554 U.S. 570 (2008)|
|Date decided||June 26, 2008|
|Overturned||Silveira v. Lockyer|
|majority||written by Antonin Scalia|
joined by John G. Roberts, Jr., Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
|dissent||written by John Paul Stevens|
joined by David H. Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer
|dissent||written by Stephen G. Breyer|
joined by John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
District of Columbia enforced a handgun ban and requirement that lawfully owned rifles and shotguns be kept "unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock."
Is the District of Columbia's firearms restrictions a violation of the Second Amendment?
The Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep and bear arms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home