January 2008

Downrange: 01/08

Three Views of The 'Second'

The upcoming Supreme Court review of District of Columbia v. Heller, which will examine Washington, D.C.’s gun prohibition, has allowed a variety of views about the Constitution to creep into the sunlight for examination. Herewith are three excerpts on what the 2nd Amendment means, and doesn’t mean. Two of these we at Gun Tests wholeheartedly agree with—Halbrook’s and the NRA’s views. One we consider dangerously misguided—Gaillard—but we include it because we need to know what the other side is thinking. We start with the worst first:

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