Tag: Concealed Carry

The Supreme Court Isn’t Gun-Shy Anymore

Debates about the Second Amendment tend to be dense on historical reading. In Heller and McDonald, the court’s conservative justices took an originalist approach, drawing upon what they saw as the original public understanding of the right to bear arms at two key points in American history: when the Second Amendment was ratified shortly after […]

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The Supreme Court’s Next Big Gun Rights Case Has Allies Trading Fire

Though medieval English legal theory might seem ill-fitting for contemporary American life, the ACLU argued that restrictions on carrying arms in public are just as important, if not more so, in a modern democracy. “Self-government depends on the ability of the people to participate fully in civic, political, and economic life,” the ACLU argued in […]

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