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Briefing Report: The Second Amendment Victory - The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Extends to the States

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution provides, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Since the Supreme Court decided District of Columbia et al. v. Heller128 S.Ct. 2783 (2008), was delivered on June 26, 2008 the Second Amendment right to "keep and bear arms" has been a subject of much debate across the nation. Pundits, scholars and courts have split on how the opinion would impact firearm regulation in the United States. While it may take years to unravel the implications of the decision, the answer has its start in McDonald, et al., v. Chicago 561 U.S. (2010)

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