The founders' Second Amendment: origins of the right to bear arms

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Ivan R. Dee, Jun 1, 2008 - History - 425 pages
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Stephen P. Halbrook's The Founders' Second Amendment is the first book-length account of the origins of the Second Amendment, based on the Founders' own statements as found in newspapers, correspondence, debates, and resolutions. Mr. Halbrook investigates the period from 1768 to 1826, from the last years of British rule and the American Revolution through to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the passing of the Founders' generation. His book offers the most comprehensive analysis of the arguments behind the drafting and adoption of the Second Amendment, and the intentions of the men who created it. With the question of the right to bear arms scheduled to come before the Supreme Court in the spring of 2008, The Founders' Second Amendment could scarcely be more timely.

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Review: The Founders' Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms (Independent Studies in Political Economy)

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If you are looking for a serious treatment of the second amendment here it is. The author thoroughly researched the subject. I entered the book hoping for answers to questions raised from all the ... Read full review

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Contents

From the Tea Party to the Powder Alarm
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The Arms Embargo
58
A Shot Heard Round the World
75
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

STEPHEN P. HALBROOK, an attorney at law, is a member of the Virginia and D.C. Bars, the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, and several federal appellate court bars.