TITLE

FOUNDING FIREARMS

AUTHOR(S)
Karlan, Pamela S.
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Boston Review;May/Jun2013, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the legal debates over gun ownership in the U.S. based on the Constitution's Second Amendment, and mentions U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and cases such as United States v. Miller and District of Columbia v. Heller. The amendment's references to state militias, background checks for firearms purchasers, and originalist constitutional interpretation are discussed, as well as gun control legislation proposed in 2013 after mass shootings. State constitutions, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Warren Burger are mentioned, as well as government policies regarding self-defense and individual versus social rights.
ACCESSION #
87526639

 

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