The DC v. Heller Decision:
A Down Range Radio Special Edition
Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm.
The Court has released the opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290), on whether the District’s firearms regulations – which bar the possession of handguns and require shotguns and rifles to be kept disassembled or under trigger lock – violate the Second Amendment. The ruling, which struck down the provisions in question, is affirmed.
Justice Scalia wrote the opinion. Justice Breyer dissented, joined by Justices Stevens, Souter and Ginsburg.
The Supreme Court opinion is available here: DOWNLOAD PDF
Alan Gura recently sat down with reason.tv's Nick Gillespie to explain the high stakes of one of the most important and highly anticipated court cases in recent memory.
This nine-minute interview was shot and edited by reason.tv's Dan Hayes.
DRTV coverage of the DC v Heller case includes audio links to SCOTUS arguments and audio commentaries
from Second Amendment scholars David Hardy, Dave Kopel and Joe Olson plus from our
correspondent Jim Shepherd and producer Michael Bane.
Listen to the oral arguments
Commentaries from Jim Shepherd, Joe Olson, Dave Kopel, David Hardy and Larry Keene
See also the gun blogger roundup