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Presser v. Illinois – Decided

January 4

Presser v. Illinois – Decided
116 U.S. 252 [1886]

Jan 4, 1886

Supreme Court Case the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution limited only the power of Congress and the national government to control firearms, not that of the states

the Court reaffirmed its 1876 decision in Cruikshank that the Second Amendment acts as a limitation upon only the federal government and not the states

The case is Presser v. Illinois the constitutionality of a particular gun control; a ban on parading a privately-formed, armed group down public streets

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