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  • September 28, 2016 | In the Media
    From TIME Magazine: "Whether the Second Amendment Applies to All Citizens Is Not a New Question" by Arica L. Coleman Sept. 26, 2016: [...] After the American Revolution, the fear of disarmament was widespread, particularly among southern whites who feared they would be left vulnerable in a slaveholding south. As Constitutional law expert Carl T. Bogus has argued, James Madison wrote the amendment as a guarantee to his constituents in Virginia and to the south at large “that Congress could not...
  • March 14, 2013 |
    From the Washington Post: "NRA money helped reshape gun law" by Peter Finn March 13, 2013: In 1977 ... it was ... a wacky notion: that the Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm. ... More than 35 years later, no one is laughing. In 2008, the Supreme Court endorsed for the first time an individual’s right to own a gun in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller. ... For proponents of stricter gun control, the NRA’s encouragement of favorable legal scholarship has been a...
  • January 29, 2013 |
    From the THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM: "The Hidden History of the 2nd Amendment" by Thom HartmannProfessor Carl T. Bogus, Professor of Law at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island, author of "The Hidden History of the 2nd Amendment", joins Thom Hartmann. For full story, click here.