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  • Report posted April 17, 2014 by Nelson Lund, Ph.D. The Second Amendment and the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. —Amendment II Modern debates about the meaning of the Second Amendment have focused on whether it protects a private right of individuals to keep and bear arms or a right that can be exercised only through militia…

  • WebMemo posted January 29, 2010 by Nelson Lund, Ph.D. To Keep and Bear Arms

    An excerpt from The Heritage Guide to the Constitution A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. (Amendment II) Modern debates about the meaning of the Second Amendment have focused on whether it protects a right of individuals…

  • WebMemo posted March 14, 2008 by Nelson Lund, Ph.D. The Second Amendment Comes Before the Supreme Court: The Issues and the Arguments

    The United States Supreme Court has decided only one significant case involving the Second Amendment, and that was almost 70 years ago. Next week, the Court will return to the issue when it hears arguments in District of Columbia v. Heller. This is a test case brought by a D.C. special police officer who carries a gun while on duty. Under D.C.'s extremely…

  • Committee Brief posted August 2, 1995 by Nelson Lund, Ph.D. Reforming Affirmative Action in Employment: How to Restore the Law of Equal Treatment

    (Archived document, may contain errors) A Special Report to the Congress No. 17 8/2/95 REFORMING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN EMPLOYMENT: HOW TO RESTORE THE LAW OF EQUAL TREATMENT By Nelson Lund Nelson Lund is Associate Professor of Law at the George Mason University School of Law. From 1989 to 1992, Professor Lund served as Associate Counsel to President George Bush.…

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