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Constitutional Law Keyed to Varat
District of Columbia v. Heller
Citation:554 U.S. 570, 128 S.Ct. 2783, 171 L.Ed.2d 637 (2008).
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D.C. generally prohibited handgun possession. It required residents to keep their lawfully-owned firearms unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock or similar device unless located in a place of business or are being used for lawful recreation activities. Plaintiff applied for a registration certificate for a handgun in D.C. to keep at home. He was denied.
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