District of Columbia vs. Heller
2nd Amendment Rights
The District of Columbia prohibits the possession of handguns. The chief of police has the power to issue 1-year licences so that the resident can carry a handgun. Even then the residents need to keep the guns unloaded and dissembled or bound by a trigger. Dick Heller applied for a registration for a handgun to keep at home and the district denied him this.
Heller claimed that this complete ban violated the 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms.
The second amendment protects the right of individuals to carry arms though they may not be a part of the militia, for self defense purposes, and this is essential in order to maintain a free state.
Overview and impact of DC v. Heller
Seeked the right to carry an operable fire arm and to carry it home when needed for self defense.
The judges who decided Heller.