Concealed Carry and the Right to Bear Arms
Federalist Society Review, Volume 20, 2019
5 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2019
Date Written: February 4, 2019
The Second Amendment protects “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms.” In recent times, what it means to bear arms has become the subject of some debate. That bearing arms involves the public carrying of arms to some extent is clear enough, but to whom the right extends, where it extends, and in what manner remains unsettled.
This article addresses what manner of carrying the Second Amendment protects — specifically, whether the concealed carrying of arms is protected. The Supreme Court, American history and tradition, and the most influential lower court decisions indicate that it is.
Keywords: Second Amendment, Concealed Carry, Right to Bear Arms
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