Gun control is a highly debated topic, but how many of the arguments are based on the actual Constitution? In The Second Amendment: A Biography, NYU’s Michael Waldman looks at the history of this “misunderstood provision,” highlighting the sway political parties have on our modern understanding of “the right to bear arms.” Waldman examines how the creation of the law, subsequent court decisions, and other historical factors have turned this Amendment “upside-down and inside-out.” Waldman is President of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law.
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