Despite raging battles in Congress, in the press and in state legislatures over gun control, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, the very source of every U.S. citizen's right to possess firearms, is one of the most ignored and overlooked parts of the American Bill of Rights. Much of what has been said about the Second Amendment is hostile to the very rights so plainly guaranteed in that provision. Law school constitutional law classes frequently study the First Amendment, "close their eyes" to the Second and move immediately on to study the Fourth Amendment. Some have speculated that the leftist political leanings of many in the American legal academy are in large part responsible for this sorry state of affairs.
Dennis, Anthony J.
"Clearing the Smoke From the Right to Bear Arms and the Second Amendment,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 29
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