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Hot Topics: The Second Amendment and Gun Control


van Alstyne, W. (1994). The Second Amendment and the Personal Right to Arms. Duke Law Journal, 43(6), 1236–1255.

Blocher, J., & Miller, D. A. H. (2016). What Is Gun Control? Direct Burdens, Incidental Burdens, and the Boundaries of the Second Amendment. The University of Chicago Law Review, 83(1), 295–355.

Churchill, R. H. (2007). Gun Regulation, the Police Power, and the Right to Keep Arms in Early America: The Legal Context of the Second Amendment. Law and History Review, 25(1), 139–175.

Halbrook, S. P. (1986). What the Framers Intended: A Linguistic Analysis of the Right to “Bear Arms.Law and Contemporary Problems, 49(1), 151–162.

Kates, D. B. (1986). The Second Amendment: A Dialogue. Law and Contemporary Problems, 49(1), 143–150.

Kates, D. B. (1983). Handgun Prohibition and the Original Meaning of the Second Amendment. Michigan Law Review, 82(2), 204–273.

Levinson, S. (1989). The Embarrassing Second Amendment. The Yale Law Journal, 99(3), 637–659.

Williams, D. C. (1991). Civic Republicanism and the Citizen Militia: The Terrifying Second Amendment. The Yale Law Journal, 101(3), 551–615.

Winkler, A. (2007). Scrutinizing the Second Amendment. Michigan Law Review, 105(4), 683–733.

Yassky, D. (2000). The Second Amendment: Structure, History, and Constitutional Change. Michigan Law Review, 99(3), 588–668.



Big Think (Producer), & . (2019). The incredible history of the 2nd Amendment and America’s gun violence problem. [Video/DVD] Big Think.