An Illinois law prohibiting individuals from carrying loaded guns outside the home violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms, the 7th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
Four Chicago residents and a gun sellers group have sued the city over a tough new gun control ordinance put in place after the U.S. Supreme Court made a decades-old firearms ban unenforceable.
The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self defense applies to states and local municipalities through the Fourteenth Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision.
The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self defense applies to states and local municipalities through the Fourteenth Amendment.
A U.S. District Court has upheld the limitations on gun ownership that the District of Columbia put in place after a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2008 overturned the city’s outright ban on handguns.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to hold that the Second Amendment protections established two years ago in D.C. v. Heller apply to cities and states through the Fourteenth Amendment. But whether the extent of those protections requires the Court to strike down Chicago’s handgun ban remains unclear.