The Second Amendment
National Constitution Center, Interactive Constitution
8 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2015
Date Written: September 18, 2015
The National Constitution Center asked two professors — one nominated by the Federalist Society and one nominated by the American Constitution Society — to discuss the meaning of the Second Amendment. The exchange, which appears on the Interactive Constitution web site, begins with a co-authored statement that articulates the principal points of agreement between the two contributors. It is followed by individual statements addressing several issues on which the contributors disagree.
Keywords: Anti-Federalists, civilians, constitutional law, federalism, Federalists, firearms, gun control, gun law, Heller, McDonald, militia, national defense, private right, public place, Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution
JEL Classification: K1
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