Law Review Articles on the Second Amendment
compiled by Donald Ray Burger
Attorney at Law

There are hundreds of law review articles on the Second Amendment. Your local law library will have the majority of them. Fortunately, many of them have appeared on the web. Perhaps the best list of the articles one can download appears at the Second Amendment Foundation site.

Below is a list of Second Amendment law review articles cited by the Federal District Court in the (reversed) lower court decision in U.S. v. Emerson, 46 F. Supp.2d 598 (N.D. Tex. 1999), rev'd, 270 F.3d 203 (5th Cir. 2001), cert. denied, 536 U.S. 122 (2002).

Law Review articles from 1998

Is the Second Amendment Finally Becoming Recognized As Part of the Constitution? Voices from the Courts, by Sanford Levinson. 1998 BYU Law Review 127 (1998).
Securing a Free State: Why the Second Amendment Matters, by David Harmer. 1998 BYU Law Review 55 (1998)

Law Review articles from 1997

Private Enforcement of the Social Contract: Deshaney and the Second Amendment Right to Own Firearms, by David E. Murley. 36 DUQ. Law Review 15 (1997)
The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: A Right to Self-Defense Against Criminals and Despots, by Robert Dowlut. 8 Stanford Law & Policy Review 25 (1997)
Note, Taking a Second Look at the Second Amendment and Modern Gun Control Laws, by David E. Johnson. 86 Kentucky Law Journal 197, (1997-1998).

Law Review articles from 1995

A Critical Guide to the Second Amendment, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds. 62 Tennessee Law Review 461, (1995).
Gun Crazy: Constitutional False Consciousness and Dereliction of Dialogic Responsibility, by Andrew D. Herz. 75 B.U. Law Review 57 (1995).

Law Review articles from 1989

The Embarrassing Second Amendment, by Sanford Levinson. 99 Yale Law Journal 637 (1989).

Law Review articles from 1986

Armed Citizens, Citizen Armies: Toward A Jurisprudence of the Second Amendment, by David T. Hardy. 9 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 559 (1986)

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