Arms and Public Policy

Arms and Public Policy compiled by Steven C. Markoff (chair of the A-Mark Foundation) between 2014 and 2019

1. The 1619 American law restricting the sale of private arms

2. Passing Our Bill of Rights, A Timeline

3. 65 restrictions on arms in place on December 15, 1791

4. Five laws in force on Dec. 15, 1791, that required individuals to have or carry arms, independent of the militia and the military

5. Ten laws requiring individuals to have and carry arms, no longer valid as of Dec. 15, 1791

6. 45 U.S. Supreme Court cases related to restrictions on arms

7. A 2015 comparison of guns deaths per capita in U.S. states versus the number of eight gun laws in those states

8. Post Heller views on the question of an individual right in the Second Amendment by 6 of 52 cosigners of an amicus brief filed on Sept. 3, 1999, on behalf of the United States in the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals case U.S. v. Emerson.