TITLE

U.S. Supreme Court extends gun rights nationally, affecting Chicago's handgun ban

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Stephon
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;7/1/2010, Vol. 100 Issue 27, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in extending handgun rights to city and state laws across the nation. It notes the case McDonald v. City of Chicago, wherein the court decided that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self-defense. The ruling strikes down a District of Columbia law that is similar to the City of Chicago which banned the possession of handguns in the home.
ACCESSION #
52248038

 

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