In June 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling on the Second Amendment individual right to keep and bear arms with its Heller v. District of Columbia decision. Two years later, in June 2010, a second historic decision squeezed through the highest court in the land.
In 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on the Second Amendments individual right to keep and bear arms in Heller v. District of Columbia. Now the question remains whether this right must be recognized by the States and their political subdivisions.
Stephen Halbrook, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of The Founders' Second Amendment, speaks on the rights of law-abiding gun owners at the Pennsylvania Capitol's Fourth Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally.
Stephen Halbrook author of The Founders Second Amendment, discusses a new proposal that would require Illinois gun owners to carry $1 million liability insurance in a conversation with Fox News' Glenn Beck.
The Second Amendments right to keep and bear arms has been among the most controversialand least understoodrights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Did the Founders intend to safeguard an individual right or a collective right?