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Heller v. District of Columbia

670 F.3d 1244 (2011)

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Heller v. District of Columbia

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

670 F.3d 1244 (2011)

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Facts

The District of Columbia (the district) (defendant) enacted the Firearms Registration Amendment Act of 2008. The statute included preexisting registration requirements as well as a few newer requirements, such as a restriction on purchasing more than one pistol within a 30-day period and a requirement to reregister every three years. The statute also banned the registration of assault weapons and the possession of magazines with a capacity of over 10 rounds. Dick Anthony Heller and other individuals (plaintiffs) challenged the law, arguing that its registration requirements and the ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines violated the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the district. Heller and the individuals who joined his challenge to the law appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Ginsburg, J.)

Dissent (Kavanaugh, J.)

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