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History of 2nd Amendment scholarship

Postby Ironbear on Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:17 am

Some history of 2nd Amendment scholarship. Very interesting reading.
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Re: History of 2nd Amendment scholarship

Postby Lumpy on Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:05 pm

these transformations did not represent a novel revolution in meaning or interpretation but rather a much-needed restoration
In a nutshell.
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Re: History of 2nd Amendment scholarship

Postby Ironbear on Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:26 am

Interesting parts for me...

...a good deal of the spadework that led us to Parker, Heller, and the rest was done on the left — by “leading liberal law professors” such as Sanford Levinson, Laurence Tribe, and Akhil Reed Amar, all of whom came gradually “to embrace the view that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own guns.”

..as Levinson had put it in 1989 in his influential Yale Law Journal article “The Embarrassing Second Amendment,” “the best explanation for the absence of the Second Amendment from the legal consciousness of the elite bar, including that component found in the legal academy, is derived from a mixture of sheer opposition to the idea of private ownership of guns and the perhaps subconscious fear that altogether plausible, perhaps even ‘winning,’ interpretations of the Second Amendment would present real hurdles to those of us supporting prohibitory regulation.”
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Re: History of 2nd Amendment scholarship

Postby Lumpy on Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:36 pm

Ironbear wrote:Interesting parts for me...

...a good deal of the spadework that led us to Parker, Heller, and the rest was done on the left — by “leading liberal law professors” such as Sanford Levinson, Laurence Tribe, and Akhil Reed Amar, all of whom came gradually “to embrace the view that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own guns.”
In other words, they harked back to the original meaning of "liberal" as in free, permissive, against restrictions. If only more were like that.
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Re: History of 2nd Amendment scholarship

Postby Holland&Holland on Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:28 am

Good luck with that today. Liberals used to be pro America, now I am not sure what they are.
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Re: History of 2nd Amendment scholarship

Postby Ghost on Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:37 am

Holland&Holland wrote:Good luck with that today. Liberals used to be pro America, now I am not sure what they are.

Pro anti-America
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