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District Of Columbia V. Heller (2008)
U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court held that the Second Amendment guarantee of a right to bear arms protects an individual's right to keep weapons and to use those weapons for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. This is true even if the individual's purpose is unconnected with a militia.
- Full text: District of Columbia v. Heller (Nolo)