The Second Amendment Primer: A Citizen's Guidebook to the History, Sources, and Authorities for the Constitutional Guarantee of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

The Second Amendment Primer: A Citizen's Guidebook to the History, Sources, and Authorities for the Constitutional Guarantee of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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by Les Adams
     
 

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So much of the debate about the Second Amendment is in scholarly journals and academic papers written by scholars and judges, or directed towards other scholars, law professors, attorneys, and judges. Trying to wade through the extensive footnotes and references to legal cases and historical precedents known only to the academic elite is more than enough to make

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So much of the debate about the Second Amendment is in scholarly journals and academic papers written by scholars and judges, or directed towards other scholars, law professors, attorneys, and judges. Trying to wade through the extensive footnotes and references to legal cases and historical precedents known only to the academic elite is more than enough to make anyone feel hopeless.

With The Second Amendment Primer, Les Adams finally provides an accessible discussion of the Second Amendment. It is a “primer” because it is elementary. Chronologically arranged, it traces the development of the right to keep and bear arms from its birth in ancient Greece to its addition in the U.S. Constitution. Supplemental essays discuss the Second Amendment’s interpretation in today’s world from the viewpoints of both firearms enthusiasts as well as those who would limit the amendment’s purview.

Although The Second Amendment Primer is aimed at the average reader, Adams’s facts are detailed and well-documented. Reference margin notes, an extensive bibliography, and a comprehensive subject index showcase the author’s research and show more curious readers how to continue on their path to understanding exactly what the Second Amendment is saying. Using this “citizen’s guide” as a stepping stone, anyone can become a successful scholar of the right to bear arms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620876275
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/09/2013
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
509,189
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author


Les Adams is a lawyer, editor, and publisher. He has a BA in English from the University of North Carolina, an MA in English from Columbia University, a JD, cum laude, from the Cumberland Law School of Samford University, and an LLD from Iowa’s William Penn College. He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He resides in Houston, Texas.

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guitaoist3 More than 1 year ago
the best cheap big book concerning the second amendment and its history