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13 January 2008

New York Times

The Supreme Court is poised to decide whether the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms or only a collective right tied to service in a state militia. While the arguments in the case will draw on history, policy and empirical data, the discussion must at least start with the text of the amendment. But as William Van Alstyne wrote in the Duke Law Journal in 1994, "perhaps no provision in the Constitution causes one to stumble quite so... (GunPolicy.org)

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