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Constitutional Law Keyed to Rotunda
McDonald v. City of Chicago
Citation:561 U.s. 742 (2010)
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Chicago prohibits keeping a handgun in their property to protect its residents from the loss of property and injury or death from firearms. The Chicago petitioners argue that the handgun ban has left them vulnerable to criminals. Chicago Police Department statistics reveal that the City’s handgun murder rate has actually increased since the ban was enacted and that Chicago residents now face one of the highest murder rates in the country and rates of other violent crimes that exceed the average in comparable cities. Petitioners argue that the Chicago laws violate the right to keep and bear arms under the privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States.
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