The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment

Widely acclaimed at the time of its publication, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights.

At a time of increasing gun violence in America, Waldman’s book provoked a wide range of discussion. This book looks at history to provide some surprising, illuminating answers.

The Amendment was written to calm public fear that the new national government would crush the state militias made up of all (white) adult men—who… (more)

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Radical gun advocates, I think, believe their vision of liberty is worth this price in fear and blood. They claim that their preference is rooted in America’s history, but it is not: Their minds would not be changed even by a book better than this one.

The Second Amendment: A Biography provides a dispassionate account not only of the historical circumstances that led to the measure’s enactment but also, more relevantly, of the many subsequent interpretations of its meaning.

Book Details  

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 10, 2014)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781476747453

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 4.2 MB

Language: English

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