The Right to Own Handguns with Permits

  • New York vs. Quarles

    Should the Court suppress Quarles's statement about the gun and the gun itself because the officer had failed at the time to read Quarles his Miranda rights?
    The court ruled no because there is a public safety exception to the miranda rights and him having his gun was a threat to public safety.
  • McLaughlin vs. United States

    Is an unloaded handgun a "dangerous weapon" within the meaning of the federal bank robbery statute?
    They ruled it was a dangerous weapon.
  • United States vs. Lopez

    Is the 1990 Gun-Free School Zones Act, forbidding individuals from knowingly carrying a gun in a school zone, unconstitutional because it exceeds the power of Congress to legislate under the Commerce Clause?
    Yes, The possession of a gun in a local school zone is not an economic activity that might, through repetition elsewhere, have a substantial effect on interstate commerce.
  • Carron vs. The United States

    Do felons have the right to own other guns even though they cannot own handguns. No because the state finds them unsafe to own hand guns they should't be able to own other guns was the ruling,.
  • Dean vs. United States

    Does 18 U.S.C. Section 924(c)(1)(A)(iii) require proof that the discharge of a firearm was intentional?
    Ruling:No proof of intent was not needed to enhance a sentence.
  • District of Columbia vs. Heller

    Supreme court struck down D.C. law that prohibited the registaration of handguns. Another that prohibits ownership without a liscense and another that requires all legally owned guns to be kept unloaded and dissassembled or the trigger locked.