Matthew R. Kite, State v. Radan: Upsetting the Balance of Public Safety and the Right to Bear Arms, 37 Gonz. L. Rev. 201 (2002).
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: “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.”‘ Throughout our nation’s history, the interests of public safety and the ideas expressed within the Second Amendment have coexisted and have been balanced against each other. As we enter the 21 st century, the balance between public safety and the possession of firearms continues.