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Local Author Releases New Title

The Elderslie Press is pleased to announce that Woodbridge architect and author Harwood Loomis has released his new book, The Right To Keep And Bear Arms:  A Collection Of Historical Documents Relating To The Second Amendment, which is now available for purchase on Amazon as a paperback book and from Barnes & Noble’s website in paperback and hardcover.

Mr. Loomis took note of the vigorous and often bitter debate regarding gun control and the Second Amendment, and he recognized that many participants on both sides of the question do not understand either the origins or the original meaning of the Second Amendment.  This comprehensive book explores, through a presentation of the texts of historical documents from the Magna Carta through the 2010 Supreme Court decision in McDonald et al. v. City of Chicago, where the right to keep and bear arms originated; whether the National Guard is really the Militia referred to in the Second Amendment; whether the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right or a collective right; and more.

Attorney Matthew H. Lucas said about the book, “Why are the documentary foundations on which the legal protection of our rights rest interesting to a layman?  (FWIW, one of the big advantages an attorney has in presenting a legal argument isn’t knowledge of the law, but the knowledge of how to locate authorities on any given topic.)  Access to the pertinent authorities is one of the divides between laymen and attorneys; the mission of this kind of collection is to bridge that divide for anyone seeking to get to the foundations of the issue rather than attempt to navigate secondary sources.  Whether you cherish the right or wish to see it extinguished, a grasp of the documentary landscape is a necessary element of an informed opinion on it.”

The Right To Keep And Bear Arms:  A Collection Of Historical Documents Relating To The Second Amendment delivers the documentary landscape necessary to understand and discuss the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.

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