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Old July 23, 2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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The History of the Second Amendment

I challenge all of you to read and share this information. I'm willing to bet that over 75% of Americans have no idea why we have the freedoms we do...

This paper explains a lot of the history behind our freedoms. Please take the time to read it. You'll likely learn something, I did.

My apologies if this has been discussed before. If it has, I believe it merits repeating.

http://www.guncite.com/journals/vandhist.html
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Old July 23, 2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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That's a treatise I've somehow missed. Excellent resource -- thanks.
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Old July 23, 2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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That review and many others are found in TFL Library. Look specifically under SAF 2A Law Reviews. The one mentioned above is found under Valparaiso University's law reviews. A ton of great info in TFL Library.
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Old July 24, 2012, 12:01 AM   #4
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There is also a wealth of historical information from the various amici briefs on the D.C. v Heller case at the Supreme Court. The Case Filings are here.

Particular attention should be paid to:

Cato Institute/Joyce Lee Malcolm [The Right Inherited from England]
Second Amendment Foundation
Academics for the Second Amendment [Ratification and Original Public Meaning]
Heartland Institute, Prof. Volokh

just to name 4 of the 47 amici for Heller.
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Old July 24, 2012, 12:10 AM   #5
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Jeez! To go along with the OP's article, I should also have included this amici brief: Rutherford Institute [Resistance to Tyranny]
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