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A Second Amendment Moment: The Constitutional Politics of Gun Control

64 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2009  

Nicholas James Johnson

Fordham University School of Law

Date Written: October 26, 2009

Abstract

This article tracks the development of gun rights in forty-four state constitutions, chronicles the wave of state legislation mandating nondiscretionary licenses to carry concealed firearms and offers a short history of our modern debate about private firearms with attention to the rise and fall of the handgun prohibition movement.

Keywords: gun control, gun rights, second amendment, state constitutions, concealed carry, handgun prohibition

Suggested Citation

Johnson, Nicholas James, A Second Amendment Moment: The Constitutional Politics of Gun Control (October 26, 2009). Brooklyn Law Review , Vol. 71, No. 2, p. 715, Winter 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1494668

Nicholas James Johnson (Contact Author)

Fordham University School of Law ( email )

140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
United States

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