Does the Second Amendment Protect Firearms Commerce?
9 Pages Posted: 1 May 2014 Last revised: 25 Jul 2014
Date Written: April 11, 2014
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.
Keywords: firearms stores, FFLs, Heller
JEL Classification: L68, L83, N40
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