The Second Amendment: A Missing Transatlantic Context for the Historical Meaning of “the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms”

@article{Konig2004TheSA,
  title={The Second Amendment: A Missing Transatlantic Context for the Historical Meaning of “the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms”},
  author={D. Konig},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={119 - 159}
}
  • D. Konig
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Law and History Review
The present essay seeks to work at the intersection of law and history, a meeting point where interpretation of the Second Amendment has been more characterized by collision than confluence. Analysis brought to bear on the historical meaning of “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” has coalesced around two competing normative interpretations: either that the amendment guarantees a personal, individual right to bear arms, or that it applies only collectively to the effectiveness of the… Expand
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