I. In holding that the Second Amendment protectsBrady Campaign Amicus Brief Embody v Ward, 2011:
ownership of handguns for private purposes such as
hunting and self-defense, the lower court read out of
the Amendment its first thirteen words, thus violating
the fundamental rule that the Constitution must be interpreted
to give meaning to all of its words.... etc.
Because assault weapons, unlike handguns, are not widely used for defensive purposes, and because such weapons pose particularly acute public safety concerns, restrictions on their possession and use do not offend the Second Amendment.There must have been much wailing and gnashing of teeth as they typed that. How much farther do they have to fall?