The Right to Bear Arms: DC v Heller Revisited

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salomon 101
Joseph Blocher and Alan Gura

D.C. v. Heller was the first Supreme Court case to directly address whether the right to bear arms belongs to individuals. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a D.C. gun control ordinance on the basis of the Second amendment.  For this Constitution Day Lecture, the Janus Forum brought two of the lead attorneys to campus to discuss their arguments to the Supreme Court and to explain the significance of the Court’s decision.

Photos below by Peter Goldberg.

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Constitution Day Lecture, Right to Bear Arms, Alan Gura, Joseph Blocher
Alan Gura