Argument: The 2nd Amendment does not express a right to bear arms for self-defense

Issue Report: DC handgun ban

Issue Report: Right to bear arms in the US

Supporting quotes

  • Spitzer. “Lost and Found: Researching the Second Amendment”. 1998 – “…the matter of personal or individual self-defense, whether from wild animals or modern-day predators, does not fall within, nor is it dependent on, the Second Amendment rubric. Nothing in the history, construction, or interpretation of the Amendment applies or infers such a protection. Rather, legal protection for personal self-defense arises from the British common law tradition and modern criminal law; not from constitutional law.”