New HeinOnline Database: Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

HeinOnline has a new database: Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.  Gun regulation in the United States is a hot topic in the law. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution states: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.  The concept of gun control, firearms’ potential to cause mass casualties, and the interpretation of the 27 words comprising the Second Amendment have evolved considerably since the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791.

This new HeinOnline collection brings together more than 500 titles dealing with gun regulation.  Included are periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS Reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. There are also links to nearly 500 scholarly articles, an extensive bibliography, and a balanced selection of external resources.