U.S. Supreme Court to review handgun ban case and the right to bear arms
March 18, 2008
The Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a case that will examine the meaning of the Second Amendments right to bear arms. The case, District of Columbia v. Heller, tests the constitutionality of a handgun ban in Washington, D.C., where in 1976 legislators imposed one of the nations strictest gun-control laws in response to alarming levels of gun violence. A U of M expert who can speak on this case is:
Dale Carpenter, University of Minnesota, Law School Professor
Carpenter can discuss the arguments in this benchmark case and the potential ramifications that the ruling could have on both federal and state gun laws.
To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.