TITLE

THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF FIREARM LEGISLATION IN THE WAKE OF McDonald v. City of Chicago, 130 S. CT. 3020 (2010)

AUTHOR(S)
Nieto, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Summer2011, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p1117
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the McDonald versus City of Chicago case's impact on citizens' right to keep and bear arms. It reports on the nearly 40% increase in Chicago murders committed with handguns between 1983 and 2008, during which the handgun ban was in force, and on Otis McDonald's claim that Chicago's handgun ordinances violated the Second and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that individual self-defense is the Second Amendment right's central component.
ACCESSION #
65052078

 

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