U.S. Supreme Court strikes down District of Columbias 32 year handgun ban
June 26, 2008
The Supreme Court ruled today that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting. The courts 5-4 decision, the first major ruling on gun rights in U.S. history, struck down the District of Columbias 32 year ban on handguns. 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 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.