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Washington DC V. Heller

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evan b

on 13 December 2013

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Transcript of Washington DC V. Heller

Our interpretation.

United States v. Miller (1939)
- What happened?
- Aftermath.
Our Side
Dick Heller's Side
Does Washington DC banning the private ownership of firearms violate the second amendment?

The Big Question
Background Info
- 1976

- Current DC gun laws.

- Dick Heller.

Washington DC v. Heller (2008)
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state
, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
2nd Amendment
Their interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.

Justice John Paul Stevens - “Until today, it has been understood that legislatures may regulate the civilian use and misuse of firearms so long as they do not interfere with the preservation of a well-regulated militia. The Court’s announcement of a new constitutional right to own and use firearms for private purposes upsets that settled understanding.”
Washington DC Side
Ahmed Hussein
Evan Bergfors

His interpretation of the second amendment.

Justice Antonin Scalia - "In an era when there was no standing U.S. Army, everyone understood the right to keep and bear arms as an individual one in case a militia was necessary to fight oppressors if order broke down."
Heller's Side Part 2
McDonald v. Chicago (2010)
- What happened?
More Stats!
- 100,000 Shot every year in US.

- 270 Shot everyday.

- Washington DC saw 12 gun murders per 100,000 in 2011. (FBI)

- DC was first in the US for gun related robberies with 242.56 per 100,000 people.(FBI)

Guns are bad
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