The Supreme Court didn’t read it that way

Regarding Nol Putnam’s letter last week, as political opinion it speaks for itself. It is, however, weak on Constitutional analysis. The Supreme Court held eight years ago, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that the Second Amendment’s initial clause does not limit the individual right to keep and bear arms.

A close reading of the opinion indicates to this old lawyer that the interpretation favored by Mr. Putnam is difficult to argue, and certainly didn’t persuade the court.

Nick DeBerry

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