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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:08 PM

2. I've poked around looking for early second amendment debate information.

I don't think much of anything exists from "the founders". It seems that part of the Bill of Rights was accepted without much debate. We really have no clue what they would have thought had they had any idea what we'd be faced with now. I would speculate they would be in favor of more restrictions than we have.

I watched a guy on C-Span 2 talking about his book about ratification of the constitution. He said the Federalist Papers weren't all that important at the time. People look to that as the definitive source but they were not well known outside of New York. Something like that anyway. It was the debates in the various state houses that were the deciding factor. He never got into anything about the second amendment. If there is much it's not from well known figures.



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