The landmark Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller reestablished the historical interpretation of the Second Amendment that limited the right to bear arms, finding for the first time that individuals have the right to own firearms.
To mark the 10-year anniversary of the case, the Brady Center is releasing a new report exploring the litigation battles that have occurred since the groundbreaking decision. “10 Years Later: The Second Amendment and Public Safety After Heller” addresses opposing views immediately following Heller as well as Brady’s involvement throughout the years with challenges to the Second Amendment. Most importantly, we look at what the future could hold for the Second Amendment and how the current administration could reshape the Supreme Court and potentially make America even less safe from gun violence.
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- In the 10 years since #Heller, the gun lobby legal has ignored crucial parts of the #SCOTUS decision, choosing to instead believe that the #2A gives citizens the right to own guns nearly w/o limitation.
- Justice #Scalia made it clear in #Heller that the #2A does not prevent reasonable gun violence prevention laws, noting that the right to keep and bear arms is “not unlimited.”
- .@BradyCenter’s legal team has been working for more than 30 years to prevent gun violence. After #Heller our work has continued w/ the courts repeatedly deciding that reasonable gun laws are consistent w/ the #2A.
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