"In sum, we hold that the
District's ban on handgun possession in the home violates the
Second Amendment, as does its prohibitions against rendering any
lawful firearm in the home operable for the purpose of immediate
1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a
firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm
for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the
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- McDonald v.
City of Chicago - The U.S. Supreme Court decision of
06/28/2010 - The 2nd Amendment applies to all states.
of Columbia v. Heller - The U.S. Supreme Court decision
of 06/26/2008 - the Second Amendment confers an individula
- The Constitution
of the United States. The entire document, plus all 27
Amendments, with dates of ratification.
- The Federalist
Papers. This is a HTML version of the Federalist Papers.
This is a must read for those wanting insight into the
thinking of the Framers.
- The Anti-Federalist Papers - A PDF
version of all known Anti-Federalist papers published.
Subcommitte Report on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
- The Right
to Keep and Bear Arms. The Legacy of Republicanism vs.
Absolutism A look at the historical significance or the
militia and answers once and for all who the militia is! by
Gary A. Shade
- "The Embarrassing Second
Amendment," by Sanford Levinson, University of Texas at
Austin School of Law. A well written text covering the
interpretation of the Second Amendment.
- "The Unabridged
Second Amendment," by J. Neil Schulman. A question and
answer session on the language of the Second Amendment, and
its intent, with Roy Copperud, a retired professor of
journalism at the University of Southern California.
- Summary of Federal
Cases Regarding the Second Amendment. This is a
compendiary of federal court cases involving the second
Amendment, one way or another, good, bad or ugly.
- "The Second
Amendment and State Constitutions" by Clayton Cramer. A
study of original state constitution clauses on firearm
ownership and use and their relations to the Second Amendment
of the US Constitution.
Constitutional RKBA Clauses, A compilation of state
constitutions which have RKBA clauses.
Second Amendment and the Ideology of Self-Protection" by
Don B. Kates, Jr. A study on the Second Amendment and its
relation with self protection.
- "Freedom's Last
Stand," by Stephen Weaver, as first published in Guns
and Ammo, September 1994. An essay on the Constitution, with a
pointed question of how far will you go to protect it?
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