The Second Amendment: No longer embarrassing

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Jul 20, 2006
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The operative clause of the Second Amendment ? The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed ? was nearly erased from the Constitution in 1939 by a muddled and confusing Supreme Court opinion in United States v. Miller. But, apparently embarrassed by seven decades without a coherent explanation of the right celebrated during the Framing era as "the true palladium of liberty," the court rediscovered the Second Amendment.

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