Provides overview of prior Federal judicial treatment of the Second Amendment. Examines District of Columbia v. Heller, currently before Supreme Court, to determine whether D.C. firearms laws violate Second Amendment rights of individuals who are not affiliated with any State-regulated militia, but who wish to keep handguns and other firearms for private use in their homes. Considers potential impact of Supreme Court ruling in Heller.
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