Do “Assault Weapon” Bans Infringe Upon the Second Amendment?
Some of you will recall a time when the gun-control push targeted handguns. “Handgun bans” popped up in multiple U.S. locations, including Washington D.C. and Chicago, where residents were denied the ability to buy them.
These bans were later shut down by the United States Supreme Court in two cases: one in 2008 (District of Columbia v. Heller) and one in 2010 (McDonald v. Chicago). These cases were the last time Americans received any direction on the meaning of “shall not be infringed” from the Court.