Argument: 2nd Amendment only protects right to arms in context of militia

Issue Report: Right to bear arms in the US


Oral arguments in DC vs. Heller. Mr. Dellinger – “[…]MR. DELLINGER: Mr. Chief Justice, I believe that the phrase ‘the people’ and the phrase ‘the militia’ were really in — in sync with each other. You will see references in the debates of, the Federalist Farmer uses the phrase ‘the people are the militia, the militia are the people.”