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Washington DC V. Heller
Transcript of Washington DC V. Heller
United States v. Miller (1939)
- What happened?
Dick Heller's Side
Does Washington DC banning the private ownership of firearms violate the second amendment?
The Big Question
- 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."
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
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?
- 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