The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that there is no individual right to gun possession, holding that only state-run militias have a constitutional right to bear arms. Weaving together historical arcana, legal opinions both obscure and well-known, and scores of scholarly articles, the ruling on the Second Amendment contradicts a recent 5th Circuit decision and the opinion of the U.S. attorney general.
9th Circuit: Gun Ownership Not a Personal Right
December 6, 2002
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