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10 Years Later: The Second Amendment and Public Safety After Heller

The Second Amendment and Public Safety After Heller

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.