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H.Res. 677: Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Jun 5, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Jun 5, 2012

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RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller.

Whereas the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States states, ``A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.''; Whereas this amendment and 9 others, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified effective on December 15, 1791; Whereas our Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights and the Constitution to protect our fundamental freedoms as American citizens; Whereas the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 was passed by the Council of the District of Columbia on September 24, 1976, banning residents from owning handguns; Whereas the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 as unconstitutional; Whereas, on June 26, 2008, the United States Supreme Court in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller upheld the lower court's decision that the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 was unconstitutional; Whereas the decision in the Heller case was the first modern Supreme Court decision to find that a law violated the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms; and Whereas the 4th anniversary of this decision is on June 26, 2012: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives, on the occasion of the 4th anniversary...

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