How did the second amendment of the US constitution come to be interpreted as an individual’s right to bear arms? How does this change contrast with other changes in constitutional interpretation, such as the right to marriage equality and human rights protection? Georgetown Law Professor David Cole, whose latest book looks at constitutional law, speaks with Maria Armoudian about guns and the US Constitution.

David Cole is a Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is an expert in constitutional law and is the author of Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law. 

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