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Posted: 6/28/2002 9:40:11 AM EDT
What case was it, I just read it somewhere here, that upheld the right of the people to have arms like and kind as the military does. I may be wrong on my reading of this, but I have read something about it and would like to read the whole case. Anyone... Kentlik
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 1:17:43 PM EDT
Try reading "The Embarrassing Second Amendment". I believe it was written by Stanley Levenson. He goes into detail on the US vs Miller case in 1939 as well as other cases. In that case, the justices indicated that it was ok to ban sawed shotguns because they were not of common use by the military. Conversely, those weapons used by the military were protected by the Second Amendment.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 4:58:00 PM EDT
The case is U.S. v. Miller (1939). I don't have the reporter cite handy. The article is by Sanford Levinson. Eugene Volokh is a another one, and Williams VanAlstyne (who is one of the foremost 1st Amd experts) makes mention of it too in a couple articles.
Link Posted: 6/28/2002 11:23:39 PM EDT
The Embarrassing Second Amendment. http://www.shadeslanding.com/firearms/embar.html
Link Posted: 6/29/2002 8:03:00 PM EDT
Thanks alot for the help! I was very interested to read this. Kentlik
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