In this week’s episode the guys talk guns. It’s the Second Amendment episode, and we’re digging in to the right to bear arms: Where did it come from, what did it mean, how was it implemented, and does it still make sense? From James II and the Glorious Revolution to Little Turtle’s War in the Ohio Valley, we walk through America’s unique and fascinating history with firearms, the right to bear arms’s relationship to both ancient and modern concepts of liberty, and why everybody wanted a militia even though they were terrible at actually fighting.
- Mentioned book: Dunmore’s New World – http://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/4599
- First Militia Act:
- Second Militia Act:
- The Madison prize site is www.american.edu/spa/madison