A Right to Bear Arms: State and Federal Bills of Rights and Constitutional Guarantees

Synopsis

This work examines the significance of the right to bear arms in each of the first states and the state influences on the adoption of the Second Amendment of the federal constitution. This is the first book ever published on the immediate origins of the right to bear arms in the state and federal bill of rights. The work relies primarily on original sources such as period newspapers, constitutional convention debates, and the writings of the framers of the first state constitutions. The epilogue accounts for changes in bills of rights that have affected the issue of the right to bear arms.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1989