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Supreme Court extends 2nd Amendment protection to state, local levels

Publié par carmion le 29/06/2010

David G. Savage

"Washington...The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and states must abide by the 2nd Amendment, strengthening the rights of gun owners and opening a new chapter in the national debate over gun control.

"In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the right to have a handgun for self-defense is "fundamental from an American perspective (and) applies equally to the federal government and the states."

"The high court overturned 19th Century rulings that said the 2nd Amendment restricted only federal gun laws, not local or state measures. The decision will almost certainly void ordinances in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois which forbid residents from having a handgun at home. The justices ruled in favor of the Chicago residents who wish to have a gun and sent the case back to Chicago for a lower court to issue a final ruling."

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"Supreme Court extends 2nd Amendment protection to state, local levels", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2010. Consulté le 25/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/supreme-court-extends-2nd-amendment-protection-to-state-local-levels