Plaintiff Rich Heller leaves the Supreme Court

 
Plaintiff Rich Heller leaves the Supreme Court
Plaintiff Rich Heller (L) leaves the Supreme Court in Washington June 26, 2008. For the first time in U.S. history, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that individual Americans have the right to own guns for personal use, and struck down a strict gun control law in the U.S. capital. The landmark 5-4 ruling marked the first time in nearly 70 years the country's high court has addressed whether the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, rather than a right tied to service in a state militia. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES)