Happy 25th Anniversary of the Hughes Amendment*

* – by happy I of course mean the exact opposite. The FOPA at least had its good points – the Hughes Amendment, none.

Oh, and while Heller and the cases in its wake are important, let us not forget that a Congressional Judiciary Committee subcommittee reported in 1982 that

“The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner.

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