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MD: Second Amendment allows gun regulation, as pro-gun Justice Scalia admitted
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Dick Heller was a security guard who wanted to bring his firearm home to his high-crime neighborhood in D.C. However, in 1976, the District of Columbia City Council had passed the Firearms Control Regulations Act, which banned most residents from owning handguns, automatic firearms or high capacity semiautomatic firearms as well as unregistered guns. In addition, any rifles or shotguns kept in the home were required to be “unloaded, disassembled or bound by a trigger lock or similar device.”
When the Supreme Court heard Heller in 2008, it reversed its earlier opinion that the Second Amendment concerned itself solely with militias and ruled there is an individual right to own guns.
|Where in the words 'shall not be infringed' does it allow the government to infringe my God-given rights?
First of all, the Supreme Court is not given authority in the Constitution to interpret the Constitution,
Secondly, the Constitution does not allow the Government to ignore it at government's convenience.