The Second Amendment Upholds an Individual Right
Amici Curiae Brief in D.C. v. Heller for 55 Senators, the Senate President, and 250 Members of the House of Representatives
After nearly 70 years of silence regarding the Second Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to preside over the District of Columbia vs. Heller. At issue, as attorney and Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook explains in his new book The Founders Second Amendment (June 6, 2008 / Ivan R. Dee / $28.95), is whether or not the Second Amendment protects a private citizens right to bear arms in the home. Having won three cases before the Supreme Court, Halbrook has filed a Brief for Amici Curiae in the case on behalf of more than 300 members of Congress. It is available for download here.
Download Acrobat PDF file of brief (58pp., 260 K)
Stephen P. Halbrook is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the Independent books The Right to Bear Arms, Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France, Gun Control in the Third Reich, The Founders Second Amendment and That Every Man Be Armed.
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