This is a discussion on Second Amendment Reference Books within the Defensive Books, Video & References forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Maybe read these books to really learn something about the SECOND AMENDMENT, rather than the way you think it ought to be. Amazon.com: A Right ...
Maybe read these books to really learn something about the SECOND AMENDMENT, rather than the way you think it ought to be.
Amazon.com: A Right to Bear Arms: State and Federal Bills of Rights and Constitutional Guarantees (Contributions in Political Science): Stephen P. Halbrook: Books
Amazon.com: that every man be armed: Books
Amazon.com: The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms: A Definitive History of the Second Amendment: David Young: Books
Amazon.com: To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right: Joyce Lee Malcolm: Books
Amazon.com: The Founders' Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms: Stephen P. Halbrook: Books
Amazon.com: Whose Right to Bear Arms Did the Second Amendment Protect? (Historians at Work): Saul Cornell: Books
Charters of Freedom - The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights
Similarly, Johnson v. Eisentrager, 339 U.S. 763, 784 (1950) considered the meaning of "the people" and denied Bill of Rights protection to enemy aliens because otherwise:
Such a construction would mean that during military occupation irreconcilable enemy elements, guerrilla fighters, and "werewolves" could require the American Judiciary to assure them freedoms of speech, press, and assembly as in the First Amendment, right to bear arms as in the Second, security against "unreasonable" searches and seizures as in the Fourth, as well as rights to jury trial as in the Fifth and Sixth Amendments.
As is clear, the rights to speech and bearing arms are assumed to be guaranteed to the citizens. After quoting the First Amendment, the Court has referred to "the equally unqualified command of the Second Amendment: 'the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."' Konigsberg v. State Bar of California, 366 U.S. 36, 49 n.10 (1961). As stated by the Court:
Thomas Jefferson in some cases could be called a prophet.
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who
are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the
government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government
results from too much government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is,
as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which
he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Very Interesting Quote
In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency,
first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around
the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless
on the continent their fathers conquered.'