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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
District of Columbia v. Heller
Citation:554 U.S. 570 (2008)
The District of Columbia (D.C.) passed a law that prohibited the possession of serviceable handguns in the home. The law made it a crime to carry an unregistered firearm, but also made the registration of handguns illegal. Under the same law, the owners of any lawful firearms (“such as registered long guns”) must keep those guns “unloaded and dissembled or bound by a trigger lock or similar device” unless located in a place of business or “being used for lawful recreational activities.”
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