Argument: An individual right to bear arms cannot be absolute

Supporting quotes

  • Erwin Chemerinsky. “A Well-Regulated Right to Bear Arms”. Washington Post. March 14, 2007 – “The assumption in this debate, and one that the D.C. Circuit followed Friday, is that gun control laws are unconstitutional if the individual rights approach is followed. This assumption, though, has no basis in constitutional law. No rights are absolute. Even the First Amendment, which is written in the seemingly absolute language that Congress shall make “no law” abridging freedom of speech or religion, allows government regulation.”