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ᙦ What is text ዹ The Second Amendment: A Biography pdf ᛤ Kindle By Michael Waldman 푐 ᙦ What is text ዹ The Second Amendment: A Biography pdf ᛤ Kindle By Michael Waldman 푐 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, Waldmans 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 menwho were required to own a gun to serve Waldman recounts the raucous public debate that has surrounded the amendment from its inception to the present As the country spread to the Western frontier, violence spread too But through it all, gun control was abundant In the twentieth century, with Prohibition and gangsterism, the first federal control laws were passed In all four separate times the Supreme Court ruled against a constitutional right to own a gun The present debate picked up in the 1970spart of a backlash to the liberal 1960s and a resurgence of libertarianism A newly radicalized NRA entered the campaign to oppose gun control and elevate the status of an obscure constitutional provision In 2008, in a case that reached the Court after a focused drive by conservative lawyers, the US Supreme Court ruled for the first time that the Constitution protects an individual right to gun ownership Famous for his theory of originalism, Justice Antonin Scalia twisted it in this instance to base his argument on contemporary conditions In The Second Amendment A Biography, Michael Waldman shows that our view of the amendment is set, at each stage, not by a pristine constitutional text, but by the push and pull, the rough and tumble of political advocacy and public agitation. Given the murkiness of language and worries about armed citizens from era Revolutionary War to Civil War, settling western frontier gangsterism Prohibition era, US Supreme Court has generally ruled against constitutional right own a gun Bill Rights Transcription National Archives The document on permanent display in Rotunda is enrolled original Joint Resolution passed by Congress September proposing The Second Amendment: A Biography

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    • 272 pages
    • 1476747458
    • The Second Amendment: A Biography
    • Michael Waldman
    • English
    • 2017-01-22T10:05+03:00