The Second Amendment

National Constitution Center, Interactive Constitution

George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 15-23

8 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2015

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Nelson Lund

George Mason University School of Law

Adam Winkler

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: September 18, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lund, Nelson Robert and Winkler, Adam, The Second Amendment (September 18, 2015). National Constitution Center, Interactive Constitution; George Mason Legal Studies Research Paper No. LS 15-23. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2662700

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Adam Winkler

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