2nd Amendment Meaning and Intent

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Thu Aug 28 19:39:32 MDT 1997


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I am still looking for the English analysis of the 2nd but in the mean time
here are some legal references that essemtially say the same thing (although
sometimes dry the meat of these really make interesting reading):

Levinson, Sanford, "The Embarrassing Second Amendment," Yale Law Journal
, 99 (1989): 637

"Handgun Prohibition and Original Meaning of the Second Amendment,"
Michigan Law Review, 82 (1983): 204.

 "The Second Amendment and the Historiography of the Bill of Rights,"
Journal of Law & Politics, 4 (1987): 1.

 "The Jurisprudence of the Second and Fourteenth Amendments," George
Mason University Law Review, 4 (1981): 63-96.

"Encroachment of the Crown on the Liberty of the Subject:
Pre-Revolutionary Origins of the Second Amendment," University of Dayton
Law Review, 15 (1989): 91.

 "Congress Interprets the Second Amendment: Declarations by a Co-Equal
Branch on the Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms," Tennessee Law
Review, 62 (1995): 597.

Gottlieb, Alan, "Gun Ownership: A Constitutional Right," Northern
Kentucky Law Review, 10, (1982): 138.

Gardiner, Richard E., "To Preserve Liberty--A Look at the Right to Keep
and Bear Arms," Northern Kentucky Law Review, 10 (1981): 63-96.

"The Right of the Individual to Bear Arms: A Recent Judicial Trend,"
Detroit College of Law Review, (1982): 789-823.

Cantrell, Charles L., "The Right of the Individual to Bear Arms,"
Wisconsin Bar Bulletin, 53 (Oct. 1980): 21.

Caplan, David I., "Restoring the Balance: Second Amendment Revisited,"
Fordham Urban Law Journal, 5 (1976): 31-53.

Bordenet, Bernard J., "The Right to Possess Arms: The Intent of the
Framers of the Second Amendment, University of West Los Angeles Law
Review, 21 (1990).

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Dennis Putnam                   Public key can be obtained from:
Loganville, Ga.                 <http://www.ilinks.net/~dap>

Stupid quote epitomizing modern liberalism:

"The whole point of the Constitution is to limit at some point and in some
way popular will."
Robert Post, Berkeley law professor on Ca. prop. 209 restraining order.
(L.A. Times)



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