This week, We the People is on the road to debate the history and meaning of the Second Amendment.
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In a special National Constitution Center event from Chicago, participants debate whether or not the Supreme Court got it right when it ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own a handgun.
Adam Winkler of the UCLA School of Law and Nelson Lund of the George Mason University School of Law examine the history of the Second Amendment and the current debates about the extent of its protections.
On Monday morning, the United States Supreme Court neither accepted or denied a potentially significant case on the ability of some Americans to own assault weapons.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitutional Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at an appeal at the Supreme Court about a local Illinois ordinance banning popular semi-automatic weapons.