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Monday, February 26, 2018

Hiding behind the Second Amendment is a nasty scam and misunderstanding of American history

Hiding behind the Second Amendment is a nasty scam and misunderstanding of American history

The Second Amendment to the Constitution has tremendous symbolic importance but is of no practical value in thinking about gun control. After the key events of August-October 1794, which people know as the Whiskey Rebellion, the basic issues behind the adoption of the Amendment could be considered resolved: the United States would continue to have a regular, standing army; the federal government would exercise the right and obligation to suppress local rebellions; and only government-authorized ...

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