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.
After ten years of research into the history of gun rights, it’s clear that most Americans' understanding of the “right to bear arms” is not consistent with historical facts.
We researched all the colonial and state constitutions enacted before 1791 to find out what the Founding generation said about militias and the right to bear arms in these antecedent documents.
Here are the original opinion and dissents in the famous Supreme Court case that defined the modern version of the "right to bear arms"
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