Running head: COURT RULING
District of Columbia v. Heller
I will be analyzing the Supreme Court ruling concerning the District of Columbia versus
Heller. The case was argued on 18th March the year 2008 and was decided on 26th June in the
year 2008. Columbia District has laws illegalizing possession of a handgun by disallowing
carrying of all firearms that are unregistered together with handgun registration. Even though the
law forbids any person to carry guns that are unlicensed the police chief is allowed to provide
licenses for one year. The residents are required to keep firearms that have been lawfully
acquired dissembled and unloaded or keep them bound by a trigger lock or a device performing
the same functions.
Heller was the respondent in this case. He was a special police officer who was making
an application to have his gun registered as he looked forward to keeping it at his home.
However, the District rejected his application. He filed a suit where he was seeking on Second
Amendment ground to urge the city from compelling the prohibition of registering handguns, the
requirement for licensing provided it disallows carrying a firearm that is unlicensed at home
together with the trigger lock requirement given that it prevented using functional firearms while
at home. The suit was dismissed by the District Court. However, the District of Columbia Circuit
reversed the suit arguing that the Secon...