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Columbia V. Heller Case

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In Washington D.C., they banned handgun possession by making it a crime to carry an unregistered firearm while prohibiting the registration of handguns. This law provides that no person can carry an unlicensed handgun, but the law authorizes the police chief to issue a one-year gun license to police officers. This law also requires the residents of Washington D.C. to keep their lawfully owned firearms unloaded and dissembled/bound by a trigger lock. In the Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller, Heller was a D.C. special policeman who applied to register a handgun he wished to keep at home, but the District declined. Heller filed a suit against the District from enforcing the bar on handgun registration, which is the licensing requirement

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