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Second Amendment Fallacies

Summary: The Second Amendment served as an important declaration that said armed citizen militias were preferred over standing armies during times of peace. I wanted to take the opportunity today to add some late commentary over the recent court holding in McDonald v. Chicago that extended the protection of an “individual right to possess a […]

D.C. v. Heller: Was Scalia Honest with the Facts?

“[T]here is no need to deceive ourselves as to what the original Second Amendment said and meant. Of course, properly understood, it is no limitation upon arms control by the states.” –Antoin Scalia, A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law (1997) The recent Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller caught […]