Issue: Second Amendment

The Second Amendment states that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court for the first time ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees individuals the right to own a gun.

On June 26, 2008, in Heller v. D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees individuals the right to own a gun. The ACRU filed several amicus briefs during the course of this historic case. This was a landmark decision in favor of the Second Amendment. All other basic rights from the Bill of Rights had long been declared "fundamental" and applied to the states as well as to the federal government.

But the fight is not yet over. The case McDonald v. City of Chicago presents to the Supreme Court the issue of whether the Second Amendment right to bear arms is applicable to state and local governments, or instead is only a right that Americans have against the actions of the federal government. Specifically, the question is whether the right to bear arms applies (or is “incorporated”) to the states through either the Privileges or Immunities Clause or the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The ACRU has filed an amicus brief in this case.

ACRU Court Activity

ACRU Urges Court to Clarify the Right to Carry

Maryland law reduces Second Amendment's guarantee of right to bear arms largely to home and hearth, group contends in court brief. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Maryland is unconstitutionally restricting citizens' right of self defense outside the home, argues an American Civil...

ACRU Brief Says Right to Firearms Not Limited to Home

WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2013) -- In a brief filed today at the U.S. Supreme Court, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) urges the court to hear a case involving New York citizens who say their Second Amendment right to bear...

McDonald v. City of Chicago

The case McDonald v. City of Chicago presents to the Supreme Court the issue of whether the Second Amendment right to bear arms is applicable to state and local governments, or instead is only a right that Americans have against...

NRA v. City of Chicago and Village of Oak Park

Last year's watershed Second Amendment case of District of Columbia v. Heller was just the beginning of the fight over the meaning of the right to keep and bear arms. The most significant question now is whether the Second Amendment...

Heller v. DC

Gun control laws in the District of Columbia effectively ban the use of handguns, or other guns, for self-defense within the home. Heller is a Federal security guard charged with helping to protect the Federal judiciary at the Federal Judicial...

ACRU Parker Cross-Petition Argument

The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court on Friday, October 12 in the case of Parker v. District of Columbia urging the Court to grant the requested writ of certiorari on...

ACRU files Amicus Curiae in Heller v. DC

The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on October 5, urging the Court to take the appeal of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision last March holding that the Second Amendment does protect an individual right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The ACRU wants the Court to take the case to affirm and thereby greatly strengthen this landmark ruling.

Parker v. District of Columbia

The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court on Friday, October 12 in the case of Parker v. District of Columbia urging the Court to grant the requested writ of certiorari on...

News & Commentary

10/ 3/13: Bloomberg's Astroturf Mayors

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published on October 1, 2013 on The Daily Caller website. By now, you'd think Michael Bloomberg would have learned his lesson. The out-of-touch New York City mayor has lately made it...

10/ 2/13: Are Guns the Problem?

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 2, 2013 on Townhall.com. Every time there's a shooting tragedy, there are more calls for gun control. Let's examine a few historical...

09/29/13: There They Go Again

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 25, 2013 on the American Spectator website. So in the end President Obama did not let the Navy Yard tragedy go to "waste." He finally addressed the nation last...

08/ 7/13: NRA Takes Case Against Obama's ATF to Supreme Court

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 5, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The National Rifle Association (NRA) sued the Obama administration's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) over a federal law denying law-abiding...

04/22/13: Home Defense, Liberal-Style

04/18/13: Supreme Court Denies Review in Flawed Gun Rights Case, Might Take Next One

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 16, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Supreme Court has declined to take Kachalsky v. Cacace, what could have been the next big Second Amendment case for the nation. But...

03/24/13: NRA Sues NY Gov. Cuomo on Gun-Control Law

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 22, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The NRA is taking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to court as Cuomo prepares to run for president in 2016. The National Rifle Association...

03/19/13: Sheriff Cruz Meets School Marm Feinstein

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published March 19, 2013 on the American Thinker website. Here's what Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) learned from questioning Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) about the constitutionality of her "assault weapons" ban....

02/17/13: Lars Larson: MO Gun Control Proposal Raises Constitutional Problems

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 16, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Missouri Democrats are trying to join New York, California, and Illinois as states that oppose gun rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. National talk-radio...

02/12/13: ACRU Issues Press Release about Brief Filed in Gun Rights Case

WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2013) -- In a brief filed today at the U.S. Supreme Court, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) urges the court to hear a case involving New York citizens who say their Second Amendment right to bear...

02/11/13: ACRU Brief Says Right to Firearms Not Limited to Home

WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2013) -- In a brief filed today at the U.S. Supreme Court, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) urges the court to hear a case involving New York citizens who say their Second Amendment right to bear...

02/ 6/13: The Root Cause of Gun Violence

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 6, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Aside from a few brave truth-tellers, all of the discussion in...

01/31/13: Former Mayor Blackwell: Four Year Fight for Second Amendment

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 29, 2013 on Breitbart.com. President Barack Obama met with big-city police chiefs today calling for gun control. In response, former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell explained to Breitbart...

01/28/13: Forget Market Failure, Our Crumbling Democracy Speaks To Political Failure

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 24, 2013 on Forbes.com. Government does not even have the power to take guns away from criminals. It...

01/21/13: Obama Opens a New Term with a Loud 'Bang'

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 21, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Leave it to Barack Obama to come into his inaugural weekend with a bang, and not just on guns. He's made it...

01/21/13: Clergy Declares Holy War on NRA

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published January 21, 2013 on Townhall.com. The battle to demonize the National Rifle Association became a religious crusade when the Rev. Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners and "progressive" spiritual advisor...

01/17/13: Obama Has Long Opposed the Second Amendment

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 17, 2013 on Breitbart.com. President Barack Obama is being blatantly disingenuous when he says he believes in the Second Amendment. He opposed it as recently as three...

01/17/13: Obama's Gun Control Campaign Doomed to Fail

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 17, 2013 on Breitbart.com. President Barack Obama on Wednesday revealed his national gun control proposal, one loaded with divisive rhetoric and exploiting children onstage to push his...

01/10/13: NRA Gears Up for Gun Control Fight with White House

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 10, 2012 on Breitbart.com. The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is mobilizing for a massive four-front conflict with President Barack Obama over the Constitution and gun...

01/ 3/13: Why the 2nd Amendment

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 2, 2013 on Townhall.com. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming....

12/30/12: "Assault Weapon" Is Just a PR Stunt Meant to Fool the Gullible

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 28, 2012 on Forbes.com. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) has announced that she will be introducing legislation to reenact...

12/20/12: Fewer Guns, More Crime

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 19, 2012 on The American Spectator website. To President Obama, the word "politics" means anyone who disagrees with...

12/18/12: Firearm Phobes Exploit School Shooting

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published December 18, 2012 on Townhall.com. When's the last time you heard about a deranged gunman going on a shooting spree at a shooting range? Other than a spoof article...

12/13/12: Seventh Circuit Rules in NRA's Favor in Illinois Gun Law Case

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on December 5, 2012 on Breitbart.com. The National Rifle Association just won a major court case in Chicago, providing a huge victory for Second Amendment proponents and gun owners....

08/ 2/12: WRONG: Media Claiming Scalia Said SCOTUS to Limit Second Amendment

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 30, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Some in the media--including conservative media--are claiming that conservative Justice Antonin Scalia is saying the Supreme Court can limit the Second Amendment right to...

05/17/12: Fast and Furious: Why Eric Holder Will Lose the Legal Fight

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 17, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Federal courts could soon decide a fight between Congress and Attorney General Eric Holder on the Operation Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. If Republicans...

05/ 3/12: NRA CEO LaPierre Rallies Conservatives at Massive Gun Rights Convention

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 2, 2012 on Breitbart.com. "Our Founding Fathers enshrined the Second Amendment for one purpose: survival. Survival of each citizen. Survival of a nation." With those words as his...

04/18/12: Klukowski Takes On Gloria Allred, Others in CNN Debate over Stand Your Ground Laws

ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski debates Civil Rights Commissioner Michael Yaki and the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, Daryl Parks, on CNN over Stand Your Ground laws and gun control, and in a second video, he takes on Mr....

04/10/12: The Truth about 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 10, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Sadly, some are exploiting the Trayvon Martin shooting to target self-defense laws that protect innocent lives. These statutes...

03/21/12: Eric Holder Is at War with Gun Owners' Rights

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 20, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. This week we've seen confirmation that the National Rifle Association has been right all along about President Obama's choice for attorney...

01/18/12: ATF Wins First Round against Gun Owners in Border-State Lawsuit

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 18, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. Gun owners just lost the first round in a court struggle with President Obama's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...

08/15/11: Bat's the Way It Is for Unarmed Britons

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published August 13, 2011 on the American Thinker blog. In the midst of riots, arson and looting, British citizens armed themselves with ... aluminum bats. A Louisville Slugger is no...

04/16/11: The Gang That Won't Shoot Straight

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published April 16, 2011 on Townhall.com. Hollywood and Washington are rife with elites opposed to the right to bear arms for folks in flyover country "who cling to guns or...

01/21/11: Second Amendment is Insurance Against Government Tyranny

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 20, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Gun-control legislation is back after the Tucson tragedy. Congress must confront the reality that the courts have declared two reasons for...

01/13/11: Shooting "Solutions" Exploit Tragedy, Ignore Grief

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue appeared January 13, 2011 on The American Thinker website. We are a nation in grief once again, mourning Saturday's mass shooting in Tucson Arizona. But we will get through it if...

01/12/11: Put Blame Where It Belongs in Tucson Tragedy

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 12, 2011 on Townhall.com I formerly lived twelve minutes from that Safeway grocery store in Tucson. I worked four minutes from it. My wife and I sometimes shopped...

01/ 8/11: NRA and Reagan Conservatives Defending Second Amendment in Court

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 8, 2011 on Townhall.com The Second Amendment is a whole new ballgame in the aftermath of recent Supreme Court decisions. The NRA is taking a leading role in...

07/20/10: Ken Klukowski: Red-state Dems should save themselves, oppose Kagan

ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on WashingtonExaminer.com on July 5, 2010. There remain three big issues weighing against Solicitor-General Elena Kagan's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Given these three factors, Democratic senators in red states...

06/30/10: Ken Klukowski: The Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, and Guns

ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on BigGovernment.com on June 30, 2010. This week's historic Supreme Court case on gun rights has pivotal implications for Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings. From now on, the biggest...

06/29/10: Ken Klukowski: The Gun Rights Decision in McDonald v. Chicago

ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on June 29, 2010. On June 28, the Supreme Court handed down the most consequential decision of this term in the historic gun-rights case, McDonald v. Chicago. Now...

05/14/10: Ken Klukowski: Elena Kagan's Opposition to Gun Rights

ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on May 13, 2010. A third instance of Elena Kagan opposing Americans' Second Amendment right to own a gun has now become public, and is sure to become...

01/25/10: Ken Klukowski: McDonald Gun-Rights Case: Round One Goes to the NRA

There is growing tension between the pro-gun parties to the upcoming Supreme Court gun-rights case. Perhaps concerned about the direction this case was going, the Court has taken the unusual step of granting the NRA's motion to be given separate time to speak during oral arguments. Round One in this historic fight for the right to bear arms goes to the NRA.

12/20/09: Ken Klukowski: High Court Rejects Challenge to NRA's Signature Law

In 2005, the National Rifle Association of America enacted a law that probably saved the American gun-making industry from bankruptcy. And just this last week, the Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to this landmark legislation, ensuring this law stays on the books to preserve America's culture of lawful firearm ownership.

12/11/09: Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: A Gun Case or Pandora's Box?

Many have heard about the historic gun rights case going to the Supreme Court. Fewer have heard that this is also a major case for businesses and family values. It could lead to anything from court-ordered Obamacare to same-sex marriage. This is the biggest case of the year, and everyone has a stake in it.

07/28/09: Ken Klukowski: Foreign law shouldn't impact American gun-owners

Gun owners are increasingly concerned with the White House's citing of foreign law when it comes to gun rights. Look no further than the recent Senate confirmation of Professor Harold Koh to be State Department legal advisor in June. Koh, a committed transnationalist, is a passionate opponent of gun ownership.

07/15/09: Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Sotomayor, Civil Rights, and Guns

Over the next two weeks, one of the critical issues will be your civil rights on guns. Senators could benefit from context to understand the importance of this civil right to protect families, especially racial minorities. Given Judge Sotomayor's long record, her confirmation must be more than "transparent," it must be penetrating and the Senators must dig deep.

06/17/09: Jan LaRue: Sotomayor's 'Fundamental' Flaws

Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor claim that her Second Amendment rulings are examples of "judicial restraint." The problem is that she's restraining the Second Amendment.

06/14/09: Jan LaRue: Double-Barrel DC Duplicity

Anti-Second Amendment politicians have a high-caliber hypocrisy second to none. Washington, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and his anti-gun supporters at The Washington Post are heralding the shooting skills of the Special Police Officers at the Holocaust Museum: "Fast Action By Guards Saved Lives, Officials Say":

06/ 5/09: Ken Klukowski: Gun Issue Heats Up for Sotomayor as NRA Appeals to Supreme Court

This week a federal appeals court held that the Second Amendment does not apply to state or city gun laws. Supporters of Judge Sonia Sotomayor incorrectly argue that this affirms her recent gun-control case. Now the NRA is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case, and in doing so heats up the gun-rights issue to potentially become the dominant topic in Sotomayor's confirmation hearings.

06/ 4/09: Peter Ferrara: Sonia the Player Umpire

The 2005 nomination hearings for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts provided a moment of unifying clarity for our politically and ideologically riven nation. Roberts explained the role of a judge as like an umpire in a baseball game. The umpire is supposed to call balls and strikes and fairly and objectively apply the rules of the game. The umpire is not supposed to get in the game and play for one team or another, whatever his personal "empathies" might be. This immediately calmed the nomination atmosphere, as the entire nation, including liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans, seemed to join in saying "Amen," that is exactly what a judge is supposed to do.

05/26/09: Ken Blackwell: Obama Declares War on America's Gun Owners With Supreme Court Pick

President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a declaration of war against America's gun owners and the Second Amendment to our Constitution. If gun owners mobilize and unite, it's possible (though unlikely) to stop this radical nominee

05/26/09: Ken Klukowski: Sotomayor Confirmation: It's All in the Numbers

The White House is touting the fact that Judge Sonia Sotomayor has a longer judicial record than any of the current justices on the Court. That fact, however, endangers her confirmation because of what it will mean for pro-gun senators during the August recess.

03/27/09: Jan LaRue: Obama's Sights on Second Amendment

This op-ed originally appeared on American Thinker on March 27, 2009. While campaigning for the U.S. Senate and then the presidency, Barack Obama said he believed in the individual right to bear arms. Those aware of his record and rhetoric...

02/ 9/09: Ken Blackwell: Obama, Ginsburg and Guns

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being treated for pancreatic cancer. While Americans pray for her recovery, this sad news is a sobering reminder that President Obama is likely to appoint several justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. And in the aftermath of last year's landmark decision on the Second Amendment, gun owners need to zero in on what these events mean for the future of the right to bear arms.

06/27/08: Supreme Court Upholds Individual Right

The American Civil Rights Union, which filed amicus briefs in support of Heller at every stage of the case, called today's Supreme Court decision "a long overdue return to the Constitution."

03/18/08: Ken Blackwell and Sandy Froman: The Roe v. Wade of Gun Rights

The two red-hot issues fused by the District of Columbia v. Heller case -- guns and judges -- are two of the most divisive in American politics. D.C. v. Heller could become one of the most important cases in American history, with profound political and policy implications.

03/ 6/08: Ken Blackwell and Sandy Froman: Judging Gun Rights: Are They Inalienable?

As a historic Supreme Court case on the Second Amendment looms, District of Columbia v. Heller, two unexpected perspectives show what is at stake in this case for all Americans. Between the two of us as authors, our commitment to the Second Amendment, coupled with our real-life experiences, explodes the stereotypical images of gun owners in America. We are living proof that the Second Amendment is a blessing for all Americans, and that all Americans have a vested interest in the pending court case.

01/17/08: Ken Blackwell: Late Betrayal on Gun Rights

Et tu, Brute? In the waning days of the Bush Administration, Justice Department lawyers have filed a curious amicus brief in the DC gun ban case before the US Supreme Court. The attorneys took a middle-of-the-road approach to Second Amendment freedoms. They argued that gun ownership is not a "fundamental" right. Instead, they say, it is a right deserving only an "intermediate" level of protection.

10/ 9/07: ACRU files Amicus Curiae in Heller v. DC

The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on October 5, urging the Court to take the appeal of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision last March holding that the Second Amendment does protect an individual right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The ACRU wants the Court to take the case to affirm and thereby greatly strengthen this landmark ruling.

05/17/07: Will DC Appeal Parker Case to the Supreme Court?

I am beginning to think it is quite possible that DC will not appeal the ruling of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in the Parker case. That historic ruling concluded that the Second Amendment really does protect an individual's...

03/17/07: Peter Ferrara: Conservative Win: Second Amendment victory in D.C

The conservative movement won an historic victory last Friday. In the case of Parker v. District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does, indeed, protect a right for individual citizens to keep and bear arms for self-defense and other legal uses.

03/10/07: ACRU Applauds Victory in D.C. Gun Case

The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) applauds the decision just handed down by the U.S. Circuit Court for the D.C. Circuit concerning the Second Amendment to the Constitution. This 2-1 decision struck down as unconstitutional the D.C. City Council's law which, with few exceptions, made private ownership of guns illegal in the District.

06/22/06: ACRU Supports case in Defense of Right to Bear Arms

The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) filed a brief amicus curiae on Friday, June 16 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of the plaintiffs in the case of Shelly Parker et al. v. District of Columbia.

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10/15/07: ACRU Parker Cross-Petition Argument

The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court on Friday, October 12 in the case of Parker v. District of Columbia urging the Court to grant the requested writ of certiorari on...

10/ 9/07: ACRU files Amicus Curiae in Heller v. DC

The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on October 5, urging the Court to take the appeal of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision last March holding that the Second Amendment does protect an individual right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The ACRU wants the Court to take the case to affirm and thereby greatly strengthen this landmark ruling.

05/17/07: Will DC Appeal Parker Case to the Supreme Court?

I am beginning to think it is quite possible that DC will not appeal the ruling of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in the Parker case. That historic ruling concluded that the Second Amendment really does protect an individual's...

05/ 8/07: A Study of Neighbors: Is It Safer to Live Where Handguns are Banned or Allowed?

Building on my last post ("Harvard Study: Gun Control Is Counterproductive") - I thought it would be instructive to look at one particular table from the aforementioned study published in Spring 2007 in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public...

05/ 8/07: Harvard Study: Gun Control Is Counterproductive

I've just learned that Washington, D.C.'s petition for a rehearing of the Parker case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was denied today. This is good news. Readers will recall in this case that the D.C....

05/ 7/07: Re: Gun Rights, Friends Are Found In Unlikely Places

In today's America, the United States Constitution is too often treated like the Queen of England - a powerless and non-binding relic of an earlier age. And just as Queen Elizabeth is in the States this week leading up to...

04/25/07: Reagan on Gun Control and Self-Defense

My thanks to blogger Mark Alexander and his Patriot Post for digging up this great quote from our last truly great president, Ronald Reagan, concerning gun control: "You won't get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There's only one way...

04/ 6/07: National Review: ACRU's Ferrara Weighs in on DC Gun Ban Case

Over at National Review Online, Jennifer Rubin has a great article in her Opening Shots column on the Parker v. District of Columbia case and the consequent prospects for the Second Amendment. Peter Ferrara, general counsel of the ACRU, is...

08/ 4/04: Department of Justice Memorandum Opinion For The Attorney General (August 24, 2004): Whether the Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not a right of States or a right restricted to persons serving in militias.

"The Second Amendment of the Constitution provides: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." You have asked for the opinion...

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