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Steve Halbrook: Supreme Court May Finally Enforce Heller

Circuits Dwell on Intermediate and Strict Scrutiny, Dispute 'To Bear'

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Now that a new justice sits on the Supreme Court, Second Amendment attorney and scholar Steve Halbrook explains why there may be an opportunity to resolve the circuit court splits on the proper interpretation of the District of Columbia v. Heller decision. It clarified that the amendment affirms the individual right to keep and bear arms, unconnected with militia service. In Rogers v. Attorney General, New Jersey, the state's contention that self-defense does not represent "justifiable need" to bear arms is at issue. In Heller, the meaning of to "bear arms" is clearly articulated. Steve says the circuits have argued about intermediate versus strict scrutiny. It will take just the right case to sweep these disputes aside. Originally aired on Cam & Co 10/24/18.