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Constitutional Law Keyed to Feldman
McDonald v. City of Chicago
Citation:561 U.S. 742 (2010)
The Court in Heller held that the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self-defense and the District of Columbia’s law that banned the possession of handguns in the home was held unconstitutional. Chicago had a similar law to that of Columbia and argued that its laws are constitutional because the Second Amendment has no application the States.
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