A new (old) perspective on the Second Amendment

Second Amendment“If you read James Madison’s notes from the Constitutional Convention and the Constitution itself, the Founders were very focused on the states keeping strong militias—who would lead the militias, how would they be armed, could the federal government take them over—and above all, they did not want a standing army. They thought a standing army could be tyranny and that the answer was to have state militias.”

I talked to Michael Waldman for Kirkus Reviews about his new book, The Second Amendment: A Biography (Simon & Schuster).

The full interview is available here.


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