Federalism and the Implementation of the Right to Arms
24 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2011
Date Written: January 16, 2009
In the Second Amendment debate, the slogan of federalism has usually been associated with opposition to a meaningful right to arms. However, in this contribution to the Syracuse Law Review's symposium issue on the District of Columbia v. Heller decision, I give federalism its due by presenting the best arguments for implementing the individual Second Amendment right, after Heller, in a way that is informed by federalism values.
Keywords: District of Columbia v. Heller, Second Amendment, Strict Scrutiny, Incorporation, Dilution, Federalism, Guns, Culture, Assault Weapons Bans, Concealed Carry, Lautenberg Amendment
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