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Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
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Title: That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of A Constitutional Right
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Publisher: The Independent Institute (1984)

That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of A Constitutional Right by Stephen P. Halbrook



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Stephen Halbrook is among the best writers on the topic. This book covers an area of extreme importance. It helps you understand the ability to defend yourself and the ability to fight to keep or regain what is taken from you (as an individual or as a society) are critical characteristics of true temporal freedom. The characteristics of freedom are always debated, but historical experience clearly shows armed citizens always have the most freedom compared to other cultures. This book is full of factual quotes that are NOT taken out of context. Some people willfully ignore Truth, because it is contrary to their ideals and agendas.

This is an authoritative study of the second amendment, using history and current-day analysis. Halbrook traces the origins of the Second Amendment back to ancient Greece and Rome, and then through the freemen movement in 18th-century England and France The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them. he weak will become a prey to the strong.

First published in 1984, That Every Man Be Armed was favorably cited in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s concurring decision in the landmark case Printz v. United States (1997)-argued by Halbrook-which struck down parts of the Brady Act. The Fourteenth Amendment was intended partly to protect former slaves from the Southern states’ abridgement of the right to keep and bear arms. Yet, as Second Amendment scholar and attorney Stephen P. Halbrook shows, Americans’ right to keep and bear ed by the Second Amendment of the . Constitution-grew out of a rich political and philosophical tradition that dates back to the origins of Western Civilization.

Halbrook traces the right to bear arms from ancient Greece and Rome to the English republicans, then to the American Revolution and Constitution, through the Reconstruction period extending the right to African Americans, and onward to today's controversies.

3. Description this book Subtitled The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, this is the most comprehensive work ever written on the right to bear arms.

The Evolution of a Constitutional Right. This book, published by the University of New Mexico Press in 1984 and now republished in an updated version, is the most comprehensive work ever written on the right to keep and bear arms, which is guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the . Its author, attorney Stephen P. Halbrook, traces the philosophical, historical, and legal roots of the right of the citizen to have arms, beginning in ancient Greece and carrying the analysis forward to legal and policy controversies of today

Description this book, That Every Man Be Armed, the first scholarly book on the Second Amendment to the . Constitution, has played a significant role in constitutional debate and litigation since it was first published in 1984. Halbrook traces the right to bear arms from ancient Greece and Rome to the English republicans, then to the American Revolution and Constitution, through the Reconstruction period extending the right to African Americans, and onward to today s controversies

by Halbrook, Stephen P. Publication date 1984. Publisher Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Bibliography: p. 199-265. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Alethea Bowser on December 20, 2011.

Online version: Halbrook, Stephen P. That every man be armed. All Authors, Contributors: Stephen P Halbrook. Find more information about: Stephen P Halbrook. ISBN: 094599945999386. Introduction: Firearms prohibition and constitutional rights - The elementary books pf public right - The common laws of England - The American Revolution and the Second Amendment - Antebellum interpretations - Freedmen, firearms, and the Fourteenth Amendment - The Supreme Court speaks - State and federal judicial opinions - Public policy and the right to keep and bear arms.

This book informs, challenges, and should change people's understanding of the second amendment and of past and present policy debates. The title is from Patrick Henry; the subtitle describes the book's contents. Halbrook summarizes his purpose in the introduction: "After investigating the philosophical, common law, and historical backgrounds of the right to keep and bear arms, this work analyzes the state and federal court opinions on this topic during the last century, concluding with some reflections on public policy." The questions that Halbrook has settled as well as those he has raised are extremely important. Whether one wants more laws restricting guns, fewer restrictions on gun rights, or legal and historical evidence about what the second amendment really means, the book will provide new facts and insights. The author does not exaggerate when he says that this is "the most comprehensive constitutional history of the right to keep and bear arms published to date." Beyond that, however, the book implies a range of questions and difficult problems about which new books will have to be written. Within the limits of a constitutional history of the second amendment the work is conclusive¾ that is, it demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt that the second amendment was meant to guarantee an individual right, not an exclusively collective right. It further demonstrates that, except for the "black codes" in the South, most American laws and court decisions have upheld the right of individual Americans to keep and bear arms. And Halbrook argues that the precedents that seem to imply a "collective right only" are misleading, mistaken, or irrelevant.
Reviews: 7
Balhala
Factual unemotional rationale for the God given natural right (whether civil government exists or not)and corresponding responsibility to defend one's right to life and safety, and by extension, the rights of family, home, community, and country. Acknowledges the civilian militia (every able bodied man from 16 to 60) who may be called from home, providing his personally owned small arms (I bought my rifle at age 13, and still have it) to meet any challenge to his community. During WWII our local Co. L 41st Division Oregon National Guard, a U.S. Army reserve, was activated and serving in Europe and South Pacific. I, private #10509, at 16 and a high school junior, was enlisted into the Oregon State Guard, activated by the Governor Don't tell me we didn't exist. With modern city problems and terrorism, their usefulness in an emergency is, as always, still valid.
Yozshujind
This book provides information, from early western history through the late 20th century, about the individual right to keep and bear arms in self defense and in defense of the community. Halbrook destroys the myth, propagated by gun grabbers, that the 2nd Amendment is the right to a state militia, or any other government organization. He exposes the fact that throughout history, the politically adept have noted that keeping arms in the hands of individuals supports a free state, and that this fact is exactly why the founding fathers intended to protect the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms, not only to protect their persons and property, and their communities, but even to hunt! (Game laws in England had been created specifically to keep peasants from hunting, so that it could be completely enjoyed by the wealthy landed--but even the creators of the game laws respected the rights of all to self-defense, and the practicality with which a free and well-armed people could defend their community.)

Reading this informative book will arm you with the information you need to refute the absurd claims of gun grabbers that the notion of the individual right to keep and bear arms is somehow new, or alternatively, outdated, or that the supreme court has ever settled this matter in their favor--in fact it demonstrates that the 2nd Amendment affirmed a centuries-old right that had already existed, and had continued to exist, well into the 20th century. After reading the thorough treatment of the topic this book provides, one becomes certain that the ancient right remains instrumental in protecting American liberty, and that it is no accident that where liberty is most trampled is also where the right is most trampled. What's more, one becomes certain that the United States is at a point in history where we will either once again demand the uninfringed right, or will descend into tyranny.
Liarienen
I actually read this book more than 15 years ago. I've read many more books on gun rights since that time. Many of them didn't exist until after this book, because the prolifiration of pro-gun books was just starting after years of false and negative attacks against the 2nd Amendment. Stephen Halbrook is among the best writers on the topic. This book covers an area of extreme importance. It helps you understand the ability to defend yourself and the ability to fight to keep or regain what is taken from you (as an individual or as a society) are critical characteristics of true temporal freedom. The characteristics of freedom are always debated, but historical experience clearly shows armed citizens always have the most freedom compared to other cultures.

This book is full of factual quotes that are NOT taken out of context. His research was exceptionally meticulous. You will actually miss out on some key points if you don't check out the end notes. Once you review the end notes you will realize how much research he really did. Make your own decision about the quality versus the unjust negative reviews. My wallet makes my most important statement about the book. I've bought more than 24 copies to distribute to friends and associates over the years. I have not done anything close to this with any other book, except for distributing about 100 copies of a booklet with the US Constitution in it.

I've periodically scanned negative reviews and found them to be guilty of omission (of facts and truth) or full of anti-gun bias. Some people willfully ignore Truth, because it is contrary to their ideals and agendas. For me it is similar to hearing and reading movie reviews. I know it must be worth looking at if liberal/progressive sources attack it. Some of the reviews here on Amazon.com are clearly by hard core anti-gunners. Watch out for that.

Some people compare this book negatively to other pro-gun writers. I really don't understand this behavior. Most of these writers all emphasize different areas or approach gun rights from different angles. They compliment each other and should not be put in conflict with each other. Mr. Halbrook has an excellent writing style and does excellent research. It's OK to like other books more than this one, but there is no objectively just reason to talk bad about this book.

I highly recommend this book. You will absolutely not waste your time reading it.
Blackbrand
This is an interesting, accessible, and well written overview of U.S. constitutional history and court rulings regarding the Second Amendment. Of particular interest is the analysis of the applicability of the Fourteenth Amendment to states firearms regulations and laws, especially in the southern states.
elektron
A book that every gun owner should read and have.
Zavevidi
If you want to keep your guns this is a must read book. You will find that the 14th Ammendment is just as important the 2nd Ammendment if not more so. I refer to this book frequently.
inetserfer
Excellent Read! It is what the 2nd Ammendment is all about.
If you're an American or an international who wants to know the truth about this historic palladium of liberty - get it; r dead it; tell your friends.