Thursday, September 22, 2016

D.C. Concealed-Carry Law Goes To Court Today. Here's What You Need To Know

By WAMU, Sep 20, 2016 

It was just over eight years ago that the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller ruled that D.C.'s outright ban on handgun ownership was unconstitutional, and declared for the first time that the Second Amendment protects an individual right — rather than a collective one — to keep and bear arms.

While the ruling forced D.C. to allow residents to purchase and keep handguns, it didn't really go very far by way of specifying what types of regulations — registration, ballistics tests, mandatory training classes — were permissible. Instead, the court's majority simply left it at this: "Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited."

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