United States v Miller

1939 2nd amendment supreme court case.

United States V Miller summary

Jack Miller and Frank Layton were accused for taking an unregistered short-barrel shotgun across state lines in 1934. The defendants argued it violated the 2nd amendment. The government asked the supreme court to review the District Court decisions. Miller and Layton argued that the shotgun was a military weapon, it was highly used in WWI. The supreme court heard no such evidence or arguments. In order for their arguments to be right they must make sure the stuff is proved and correct.

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The government asked supreme court to review the District Court decision. The supreme court heard no such evidence or arguments. Recognized it had heard only one side of the matter. They argued that machineguns, shotguns with barrel under 18’ in length, short barrel rifles, and firearms silencers had to be registered. But Miller and Layton's shotgun was not registered.

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