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dantodd
06-28-2010, 6:09 AM
Here is a link to the McDonald opinion.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-1521.pdf

Librarian
06-28-2010, 6:23 AM
A mere 214 pages, but page 50 is the decision In Heller, we held that the Second Amendment protects the right to possess a handgun in the home for the purpose of self-defense. Unless considerations of stare decisis counsel otherwise, a provision of the Bill of Rights that protects a right that is fundamental from an American perspective applies equally to the Federal Government and the States. See Duncan, 391 U. S., at 149, and n. 14. We therefore hold that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the Second Amend- ment right recognized in Heller. The judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings.
It is so ordered.

Kyle1886
06-28-2010, 6:59 AM
Can/will the "possess a handgun in the home for the purpose of self-defense." be problamatic as far as restrictions like auto, work, etc?

Respectfully
Kyle

dantodd
06-29-2010, 1:24 AM
Can/will the "possess a handgun in the home for the purpose of self-defense." be problamatic as far as restrictions like auto, work, etc?

Respectfully
Kyle

The only law specifically addressed is Chicago's law. But, we also get incorporation and lots of clues as to how the court views the RKBA. The writing all points very strongly at Strict Scrutiny. This essentially means that the government is held to the highest of standards when they are trying to restrict your rights. Since "self defense" is the core right protected by the second amendment. The court has already found that disarming someone is, in fact, preventing them from defending themselves. So, any laws that would disarm you ANYWHERE will be violating your right to self defense and these laws are very hard for the government to defend.

So, in short, no it isn't problematic.

Kyle1886
06-29-2010, 6:44 AM
Thanks Dan, for clarifying.

Kyle

Fjold
06-29-2010, 7:30 AM
Actually it's a "decision" not an "opinion", isn't it?