The Right to Bear Arms

The Second Amendment:
Historical Issues

Books

That Every Man Be Armed

Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms, 1866-1876

A Right to Bear Arms

Short Articles

‘Arming America’ or Disarming Reality?
American Rifleman (January 2001)

The Arms of the People Should Be Taken Away
American Rifleman (March 1989)

Framers Didn't Want National Police Force
National Law Journal (January 1994)

Guns and Prohibition, in Al Capone's Day and Now
Wall Street Journal
(April 1989)

To Keep and Bear Arms
The Republic (May 1995)

Were the Founding Fathers in Favor of Gun Ownership?
Washington Times (November 2000)
¿Estaban los Padres Fundadores a Favor de la Tenencia de Armas? (Spanish version)

Law Review Articles

Thomas JeffersonCongress Interprets the Second Amendment: Declarations by a Co-Equal Branch on the Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Tennessee Law Review (1995)

Encroachments of the Crown on the Liberty of the Subject: Pre-Revolutionary Origins of the Second Amendment
University of Dayton Law Review (1989)

The Fourteenth Amendment and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms: The Intent of the Framers
Senate Report (1982)

The Freedmen's Bureau Act and the Conundrum Over Whether the Fourteenth Amendment Incorporates the Second Amendment
Northern Kentucky Law Review (2002)

The Jurisprudence of the Second and Fourteenth Amendments
George Mason University Law Review (1981)

Miller versus Texas: Police Violence, Race Relations, Capital Punishment, and Gun-Toting in Texas in the Nineteenth Century--and Today
Journal of Law and Policy (2001)

Personal Security, Personal Liberty, and The Constitutional Right to Bear Arms: Visions of the Framers of the Fourteenth Amendment
Seton Hall Constitutional Journal (1995)

The Right of the People or the Power of the State: Bearing Arms, Arming Militias, and the Second Amendment
Valparaiso Law Review (1991)

The Right of Workers to Assemble and to Bear Arms: Presser v. Illinois, One of the Last Holdouts Against Application of the Bill of Rights to the States
University of Detroit Mercy Law Review (Summer 1999)

George MasonTo Keep and Bear Their Private Arms: The Adoption of the Second Amendment, 1787-1791
Northern Kentucky Law Review (1982)

Tench Coxe and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, 1787-1823
William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal (February 1999)


Nazi Gun Control Policies

The Darker Side of Gun Control
National Law Journal (May 2004)

Nazi Firearms Law and the Disarming of the German Jews
Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law (2000)

Registration: The Nazi Paradigm
American Rifleman (June 2001)
Repressão Nazista dos Donos de Armas (Portuguese version)

Firearms Law and
Precedent

Books

Firearms Law Deskbook

Supreme Court Gun Cases

Short Articles

Another Look at the Brady Law
Washington Post (October 1994)

Attorney General Ashcroft and the Second Amendment
NRA-ILA Website (August 2001)

The Bush Administration and the Second Amendment
ALEC Policy Forum (Summer/Fall 2002)

Debating the Second Amendment: The Constitution protects each American’s right to own a firearm
San Diego Union Tribune (May 2002)

Deconstructing the Second Amendment
NewsMax.com (November 2000)

Does the United States need a national database for ballistic fingerprints?
Insight on the News
(November 2002)

Emerson's Second Amendment
(November 2001)

Florida Court of Appeal Invalidates Trigger-Lock Ordinance
(March 2002)

The People Retain the Right to Arm Themselves
National Law Journal (May 1996)

'Printz' Will Have Effect on U.S. Gun Legislation
National Law Journal (August 1997)

Reports of the Death of the Second Amendment Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: The Emerson Decision
(November 2001)

Rewriting the Second Amendment
American Rifleman (October 2001)

The Right to Bear Arms Isn't Just for Militias
National Law Journal (October 1995)

Second Amendment: Post-Sniper Policy
National Law Journal, New Jersey Law Journal (November 2002)

Law Review Articles

Congress Interprets the Second Amendment: Declarations by a Co-Equal Branch on the Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Tennessee Law Review (1995)

Firearms, the Fourth Amendment, and Air Carrier Security
Journal of Air Law and Commerce (1987)

The Jurisprudence of the Second and Fourteenth Amendments
George Mason University Law Review (1981)

Rationing Firearms Purchases and the Right to Keep Arms: Reflections on the Bills of Rights of Virginia, West Virginia, and the United States
West Virginia Law Review (1993)

Cato Supreme Court reviewRedefining a "Crime" as a Sentencing Factor to Circumvent the Right to Jury Trial: Harris v. United States
Cato Supreme Court Review (2001-2002)

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