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The paper discusses how the Second Amendment was raised in a recent Supreme Court case challenging a gun ban in Washington, D.C. The paper explains that such bans have been instituted in different ways in different jurisdictions as a response to increases in the crime rate, especially in the rate of violent crime committed by people using guns. The paper discusses how these laws have been challenged as infringing on the rights of the citizenry, rights thought to be affirmed by the Second Amendment and so protected from any legislative attack. The paper explains that whether the Second Amendment is that far-reaching is often the question raised.
From the Paper:"Second Amendment rights in Washington, D.C. are constitutional as decided by the Supreme Court this year. The Second Amendment was recently tested in a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court in a case questioning the gun ban instituted in the District of Columbia. The decision invalidated the gun ban and asserted that the Second Amendment applies to individuals and not just the militia. Still, the underlying issues are not entirely resolved, and the issue is likely to be raised again in the future."
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Second Amendment (2008, December 01) Retrieved February 05, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/second-amendment-141034/
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