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DESCRIPTION: This past June, the Supreme Court decided a question at the heart of one of America’s most impassioned debates, ruling that individual citizens have the constitutional right to possess guns. With that decision, the District of Columbia’s handgun ban—one of the toughest and most controversial in the nation—was ended. This decision could have a significant impact on Chicago’s gun ban (and gun bans / restrictions around the country) – making its provisions legally vulnerable and subject to challenge.
In Gun Control on Trial , journalist Brian Doherty tells the full story behind the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller ruling. With exclusive, behind the scenes access throughout the case, Doherty delved into the issues of this monumental case to provide a compelling look at the inside stories, including: the plaintiffs’ fight for the right to protect themselves and their families; the activist lawyers who worked to affirm that right, and the forces that fought to stop the case. (bookjones)