To an early 21st century observer, it might seem that the militia-uses-onlyAnd unlike the gun control lobby, this historical research hasn't been funded by advocacy groups pushing a pre-determined conclusion.
view of the Second Amendment had always been predominant, and the Heller and
McDonald involved dramatic legal change. In full historical context, however, it
becomes apparent that those decisions recognize the individual rights understanding that had prevailed from the Framing onward. The militia-uses-only approach rejected in Heller and McDonald was in fact a very recent creation of the lower Federal courts, which had been subject to scholarly challenge almost from its
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Dave Hardy's latest article presents more evidence that the belief of the 'Collective Rights' myth of the 2A is a recent invention used to promote gun control: