Second Amendment


A starting point for new visitors

Last updated: January 9, 2002

The following articles are especially helpful in gaining a basic understanding of the history, ideology and issues behind the current debate. Or, try the complete listing.

Halbrook, Stephen P., The Right of the People or the Power of the State: Bearing Arms, Arming Militias, and the Second Amendment, 26 Val. L. Rev. 131-207 (1991). [HTML]

_____, Encroachments of the Crown on the Liberty of the Subject: Pre-Revolutionary Origins of the Second Amendment, 15 Dayton L. Rev. 91-124 (1989). [HTML]

Kates, Don B. Jr., The Second Amendment and the Ideology of Self-Protection, 9 Const. Comm. 87-104 (1992). [HTML]

Lund, Nelson, The Past and Future of the Individual's Right to Arms, 31 Ga. L. Rev. 1-76 (1996). [HTML]

Reynolds, Glenn H., A Critical Guide to the Second Amendment, 62 Tenn. L. Rev. 461-512 (1995). [HTML]

Shalhope, Robert E.,, The Ideological Origins of the Second Amendment, 69 J. of Am. Hist. 599-614 (1982). [HTML]

Van Alstyne, William, The Second Amendment and the Personal Right to Arms, 43 Duke L.J. 1236-1255 (1994). [HTML]

Vandercoy, David E., The History of the Second Amendment, 28 Val. L. Rev. 1007-1039 (1994). [HTML]

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