United States v. Miller

PETITIONER: United States
RESPONDENT: Jack Miller and Frank Layton
LOCATION: Siloam Springs

DOCKET NO.: 696
DECIDED BY: Hughes Court (1939)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: Mar 30, 1939
DECIDED: May 15, 1939

ADVOCATES:
Gordon Dean - for the appellant

Facts of the case

An Arkansas federal district court charged Jack Miller and Frank Layton with violating the National Firearms Act ("NFA") when they transported a double barrel 12-gauge shotgun in interstate commerce. In part, Miller and Layton argued that the NFA violated their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The district court agreed and dismissed the case.

Question

Does the Second Amendment protect an individual's right to keep and bear arms?