The Second Amendment and the Personal Right to Arms

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William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 1994


This paper argues that the extreme lack of case law regarding the Second Amendment is largely a result of the Supreme Court's tendency to ignore the need for a body of law surrounding the Second Amendment.

Keywords: Second Amendment

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., The Second Amendment and the Personal Right to Arms (1994). Duke Law Journal, Vol. 43, No. 6, p. 1236, 1994, William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-172, Available at SSRN:

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