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The Second Amendment and Incorporation: An Overview of Recent Appellate Cases.

Categories: Guns,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40820.pdf

Presents an overview of the principles of incorporation, the early Supreme Court cases that addressed the application of the Second Amendment to state governments, and the federal appellate cases that have ruled on incorporation of the Second Amendment since the District of Columbia v. Heller decision. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.