Is There Anything ‘Fundamental’ in the Right to Keep and Bear Arms? A Call for Parity in the Incorporation Doctrine

Engage, A Publication of the Federalist Society, 2008

7 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2010  

Thomas Burrell

Federal Government

Date Written: February 15, 2008

Abstract

This article published in 2008 discusses the incorporation of the Second Amendment following the Supreme Court’s 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller decision.

Keywords: Heller, incorporation, fourteenth amendment, privileges, immunities, due process, self-executing, bear arms, Bingham, Cruikshank, presser, Howard, Civil Rights Act, Slaughter-Houses Case, Stephen J. Field, 39th Congress

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Burrell, Thomas, Is There Anything ‘Fundamental’ in the Right to Keep and Bear Arms? A Call for Parity in the Incorporation Doctrine (February 15, 2008). Engage, A Publication of the Federalist Society, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1582362

Thomas Burrell (Contact Author)

Federal Government ( email )

United States

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