Argument: If the 2nd amendment was to protect an individual right it would have clearly expressed it
- Oral arguments in DC vs. Heller. March 19th, 2008 - "MR. DELLINGER: I think that the -- the State amendments are generally written in different --in different terms. If you're going to protect the kind of right that is -- that is being spoken of here, different from the militia right, the plain language to do it would be "Congress or the States shall pass no law abridging the right of any person to possess weapons for personal use." And that's not the right that is created here."