“[F]ew saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second
Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare
circumstances where all other rights have failed . . . . However improbable these
contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people
get to make only once.”
– Judge Alex Kozinski
Silveira v. Lockyer, 328 1 F.3d 567, 570 (9th Cir. 2003) (Kozinski, J., dissenting fromdenial of rehearing en banc).
Halbrook, Stephen P., Why Can’t We Be Like France? How the Right to Bear Arms Got Left Out of the Declaration of Rights and How Gun Registration Was Decreed Just in Time for the Nazi Occupation (June 20, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2088615 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2088615
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