'Bind Me More Tightly Still': Voluntary Restraint Against Gun Suicide
43 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2015 Last revised: 7 Dec 2015
Date Written: August 7, 2015
An individual ought to be able to protect himself or herself from gun suicide by making it more difficult to buy a gun. This Article examines the constitutionality of two robust, voluntary restraints on gun purchase that could save many lives. A person who selected the first option would be able to purchase a gun only after receiving judicial approval. Under the second option, the ban on purchase would be irrevocable. The Article concludes that neither option violates the Second Amendment, but that a contrary holding is possible with respect to the irrevocable purchase ban.
Keywords: Suicide, Firearms, Ulysses, Second Amendment
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