The Second Amendment on Trial
Critical Essays on District of Columbia V. Heller
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||University of Massachusetts Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $25.95|
| Book Description: |
On the final day of its 2008 term, a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-to-4 decision striking down the District of Columbia's stringent gun control laws as a violation of the Second Amendment. Reversing almost seventy years of settled precedent, the high court reinterpreted the meaning of the "right of the people to keep and bear arms" to affirm an individual right to own a gun in the home for purposes of self-defense. The landmark ruling not only opened a new chapter in...