For the Defense of Themselves and the State
The Original Intent and Judicial Interpretation of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
by Clayton E. Cramer
May 1994, 304pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-0-275-94913-6
$110, £85, 96€, A151
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Provides important background, analysis, documentation, and perspective for the ongoing national debate over arms.

[This book] provides the kind of scholarly resource that educated citizens need to think for themselves, a rich digest of primary sources documenting–in their own words–the views, motives, and intentions of the Framers, historic commentators, legislators, and judiciary who have debated the right to keep and bear arms from the origins of our republic. Preston K. Covey, Carnegie Mellon University

Beginning with its origins in the English Civil War, Clayton Cramer traces the development in the United States of the right to keep and bear arms–through the Constitutional Convention, the ratification debates that followed, its inclusion by Congress in the Bill of Rights, to the present controversy over gun control. This book provides important background, analysis, documentation, and perspective for the ongoing national debate over arms.

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