Does the Second Amendment Protect Firearms Commerce?
David B. Kopel
Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law
April 11, 2014
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 127, p. 230, 2014
U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-33
The Second Amendment protects the operation of businesses which provide Second Amendment services, including gun stores. Although lower federal courts have split on the issue, the right of firearms commerce is demonstrated by the original history of the Second Amendment, confirmed by the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, and consistent with the Court's precedents on other individual rights.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: firearms stores, FFLs, Heller
JEL Classification: L68, L83, N40
Date posted: May 1, 2014 ; Last revised: July 25, 2014