To know what the Framers intended, we need to understand the historical context.
The Supreme Court left the door open for reasonable regulations of guns if Congress has the will to act.
Given the recent tragic shootings, historians should play a role in providing dispassionate facts about the history of gun rights and gun control.
Here are the original opinion and dissents in the famous Supreme Court case that defined the modern version of the "right to bear arms"
“I don’t want this thing often,” one soldier said of his .45 automatic pistol, “but when I do, I want it damned bad.”
An Unfortunate Affair at Fullerton Which at the End is Amicably Adjusted.
The National Rifle Association and the Right to Bear Arms
“Then how come they’re digging a grave behind the old corral, Luke?”
It's the only industrial nation in which the possession of rifles, shotguns, and handguns is lawfully prevalent among large numbers of its population.
Samuel Colt’s life was brief but eventful. He was an imaginative inventor and an ambitious pitchman whose legacy included scandal and success—and firearms that were revolutionary in more ways than one