State constitutions

As I mentioned in the podcast, more than a couple states have the individual right to keep and bear arms enshrined in their state constitutions.  I found this excellent reference from Eugene Volokh which details which states have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms in their constitutions, as well as supporting case law behind that.

For some reason, I love Vermont’s.

Vermont:  That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State — and as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power.

You can view the entire list by clicking this link.

1 Comment

  1. as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up

    Brutus would be proud.

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