7 thoughts on “The History and Context of the Second Amendment

  1. You are one of the few who have got this right. Thank you. One point you might mention is that the drafters of the constitution were not inclined to make a list of rights because they felt it would be very contentious. The Second Amendment … is an amendment! Is a key point. The drafters of the Constitution (Washington, Franklin, Madison, et. al.) did not want it in the Constitution. (Yes, they considered such an inclusion.) Now we are embroiled in a discussion of “what they meant” when almost no one is interested in parsing this out. The vast majority of us are in one camp or another without working through it to the detail in this article, for example.

  2. Reblogged this on Rcooley123's Blog and commented:
    Reblog of an excellent blog post By A Point of Contention which gives excellent historical perspective to the Second Amendment of the United States of America – long a topic for often extremely contentious debate. Useful in evaluating proposals for gun control or lack thereof.

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