Oral Argument in Heller and the English Roots of the Second Amendment

by Roger Alford

As expected, during today’s Supreme Court oral argument in District of Columbia v. Heller there was no discussion whatsoever of comparative analysis of gun control laws in other countries or comparative death rates. To the extent there was any discussion of foreign authority, it was all about English history as an interpretive device for understanding the Second Amendment.

Here are the six key exchanges on that topic:


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