Is Gun Ownership an Individual Right Guaranteed by the Second Amendment?

Posted on AllSides August 3rd, 2020

“The debate over the Second Amendment pits supporters of an individual right to gun ownership against those who believe the Bill of Rights only protects the right of the people to maintain a well-regulated militia. Apart from a few Second Amendment absolutists, most supporters of the individual rights view believe that some restrictions on gun ownership are allowable. But such restrictions must meet a very high standard of constitutional scrutiny…The second view, the collective rights interpretation, argues that the Bill of Rights provides no protection for an individual’s right to...

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