The founders' Second Amendment : origins of the right to bear arms / Stephen P. Halbrook
- Independent studies in political economy
- "The inhabitants to be disarmed" -- From the tea party to the powder alarm -- The arms embargo and search and seizure at the neck -- A shot heard 'round the world and "a cruel act of perfidy" -- "Times that try men's souls" -- "That the people have a right" -- "A musket to defend these rights" -- A constitution with no bill of rights? -- The "dissent of the minority" -- Virginia tips the scales -- "A majority that is irresistible" -- Mr. Madison's amendments -- The Bill of Rights in the states -- The great militia debate -- Old founders never die, they just fade away -- What does the Second Amendment say?
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages -392) and index.
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