That Every Man Be Armed, the first scholarly book on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, has played a significant role in constitutional debate and litigation since it was first published in 1984. Halbrook traces the right to bear arms from ancient Greece and Rome to the English republicans, then to the American Revolution and Constitution, through the Reconstruction period extending the right to African Americans, and onward to today’s controversies. With reviews of recent literature and court decisions, this new edition ensures that Halbrook’s study remains the most comprehensive general work on the right to keep and bear arms.
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About the Author
Stephen P. Halbrook’s recent books include The Founders’ Second Amendment and The Swiss and the Nazis. He is an attorney in Fairfax, Virginia, whose works are cited by the Supreme Court.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As an examination of the original intent of the meaning of the 2nd Amendment, this is a good book. Including citations and references, a thorough analysis of what was implied and intended by this amendment is shown here. It could be a little dry at moments, but there is a lot of material to convey, parsed into periods of history, from Greece to Rome, through English history, and how the understanding of gun rights have changed and been mischaracterized through American history (including the racist origins of gun control in the Civil War and Reconstruction, and during the Civil Rights riots in the 1960s).
tells it like it is, well, like its supposed to be