A Definitive History of the Second Amendment
By David E. Young
The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms - A Definitive History of the Second Amendment is available from The Second Amendment Foundation, Amazon.com, and the publisher, Golden Oak Books. The Founders' View examines every detail of the Second Amendment's development and adoption. The various terms and phrases used within the Second Amendment are traced directly to their American roots and examined in their original American Bill of Rights context. Mr. Young's new book provides the documented information that conclusively settles every disputed point regarding the Second Amendment's history and intent.
The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms is indexed and contains a copy of Thomas Jefferson's authenticated Official Imprint of the amendments proposed by Congress as ratified by the states. This informative and fact filled volume is 288 pages printed on acid free paper with a sewn, hardcover binding. The Origin of the Second Amendment is the main documentary source for citations in The Founders' View. For further information, contact David E. Young at the e-mail address below or call Golden Oak Books.
Although it was published more than a month after acceptance of the case, The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms was still cited a total of seventeen times to the U.S. Supreme Court in four of the briefs filed in support of Mr. Heller and the individual rights interpretation of the Second Amendment in the District of Columbia vs Heller case. Alan Gura's respondent's brief and the amicus briefs from Gun Owners of America, Pennsylvania's Senate President Pro-Tem, and Academics for the Second Amendment cited The Founders' View in support of Mr. Heller's individual rights.
Mr. Young's severe criticism of the historical arguments presented by fifteen professional academic historians as amici in support of Washington D.C.'s handgun ban was published by the History News Network on February 18, 2008. The title is "Why DC's Gun Law is Unconstitutional". Those interested in better understanding why the dispute over the intent of the Second Amendment has continued unabated for decades should read this article that clearly demonstrates the error filled and biased understanding of those "experts" relied upon by gun control advoctes regarding historical matters. David E. Young has carefully analyzed the historians' presentation to the U.S. Supreme Court at On Second Opinion Blog in a twenty-four part series entitled Root Causes of Never Ending Second Amendment Dispute. Part 1 of the series can be found here. Note, the Fisking Index Page link at the top of the page allows direct access the the other twenty-three posts in the Root Causes series, which presents sixteen numbered mistatements of fact, extensive off track history, and missing essential historical information for any accurate analysis of the Second Amendment, all fully documented.
On May 19, 2014, ALAN GURA, the attorney who won the District of Columbia vs Heller case, stated that The Foundersí View of the Right to Bear Arms: A Definitive History of the Second Amendment and its companion volume The Origin of the Second Amendment.", were "the authoritative books" "on the Second Amendment's history" in an announcement at his blog, Reality Based Litigation, regarding an upcoming National Constitution Center Event on the subject in Philadelphia.
ROBERT VERBRUGGEN published a review of The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms in the February 26, 2008 American Spectator. His American Spectator review, entitled "Say It With Bullets", is available here.
DAVID CODREA conducted a blog interview with David E. Young on May 12, 2008, at The War on Guns. Mr. Codrea's interview can be found here.
DAVID HARDY's November 27, 2007, Arms And the Law comments on David E. Young's new Second Amendment history can be viewed here.
DAVID HARDY's December 24, 2007 comments on his Arms And The Law blog regarding The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms can be viewed here.
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This page last updated: March 26, 2021