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District of Columbia v. Heller

The Right to Bear Arms Case

Series: Landmark Supreme Court Cases, Gold Edition

By Tom Streissguth

On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA V. HELLER. By a vote of 5 to 4, the court struck down a ban on guns as a violation of the Second Amendment. Still, the debate rages on. Does a private citizen still have the right to own a gun for self-defense of the home? Did the government have the right to restrict an entire class of weapons, either by levying taxes or banning them altogether? Tom Streissguth looks at all of the sides of this complex and controversial legal debate.

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Reviews

"A good reference on how cases are selected to be test cases, how they are built and move through the system."

South Sound Book Review Council, February 17, 2014

"The well-written text and pertinent photographs do an excellent job of relating the issues in the gun-control controversy from both historical and contemporary perspectives . . . Students taking government courses in middle and high schools will find this book a valuable asset for research and curriculum support."

Children's Literature

"This book contains a great deal of information and clearly written text . . ."

Book Buzz, January 2012

"Excellent choice for a recent Supreme Court case that affects every citizen . . . Strongly recommended for school libraries where court cases are studied as well as persuasive research papers on gun control or state’s rights are assigned. Excellent background to understanding a complex court case."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, January 2011

"The author does not assume prior knowledge about the gun control issue or the legal system and presents the information in a clear writing style . . . The author remains balanced in his writing, carefully presenting various views on this controversial issue."

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