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That Every Man Be Armed | [Stephen P. Halbrook]

That Every Man Be Armed

This is the most comprehensive work ever written on the right to bear arms, which is guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Halbrook presents a powerful argument based on philosophy, history, and legal precedent that the American citizen's right to possess arms is as fundamental to democracy as is freedom of speech.
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Subtitled The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, this is the most comprehensive works ever written on the right to bear arms, which is guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Its author, Stephen P. Halbrook, holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Ph.D. in social philosophy from Florida State University. He presents a powerful argument based on philosophy, history, and legal precedent that the American citizen's right to possess arms is as fundamental to democracy as is freedom of speech.

©1984 University of New Mexico Press; (P)1989 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Michael A. Rakestraw 10-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic Information, horrible production."
    Where does That Every Man Be Armed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right near the top. It's an older book, and the narration on it was likely done originally on a cassette tape, and the entire audio suffers as a result. There are random changes in volume,and the sound quality comes in and out.


    What other book might you compare That Every Man Be Armed to and why?

    "Gun Control in the Third Reich", another scholarly look at gun rights.


    What didn’t you like about Phillip J. Sawtelle’s performance?

    His performance was fine, the audio quality was not.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who wishes to have an honest discussion about the second amendment, NEEDS to have read this book. It doesn't matter which side of the issue you're on, you need to read this book. It will tell you why we have the "right to keep and bear arms". It will explain the framers intent, using the Federalist Papers, and letters. It discusses the debates that lead up to the final wording. And it addresses the people who think that it's a collective right (there's about 10 minutes of framers words to disprove that idea).

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    LeRoy R Konen Jr 08-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    What did you like best about That Every Man Be Armed? What did you like least?

    It is a very complete History of the 2nd Ammnedment


    Would you be willing to try another one of Phillip J. Sawtelle’s performances?

    The performance was decent but the recoding must be old as the quality was hard to listen to at times.


    Was That Every Man Be Armed worth the listening time?

    Yes it was if you are interested in Civil Rights and the 2nd Ammendment


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    Matthew S. Maynard 11-30-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent reference, lousy audio"

    First off, this book should be the first you reach for if you are looking for an easy to read guide to firearms jurisprudence in the United States. The only thing that could enhance it is an updated version that includes a description of the Heller case.

    That being said, the audio is horrible. It is almost as if the book was first recorded in the age of reel-to-reel tapes and then transformed into a computer age recording. It is difficult to understand at times but nevertheless it is a convenient one volume summary of everything related to the Second Amendment and the law.

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    Beverly Norfolk, VA, USA 11-06-09
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    is horrible.

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