Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bill of Rights Day Book Sale

Updated December 14, 2009

In celebration of the 218th anniversary of the U.S. Bill of Rights on December 15th 2009, Golden Oak Books announces a limited time half price sale on the historical books from Second Amendment scholar David E. Young. Paperback copies of The Origin of the Second Amendment and hardbound copies of The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms will be $15.00 each for a 21 day period from December 10th through the 31st, 2009. These sale prices will only be available through at the links for Golden Oak Books provided below. Bill of Rights and Second Amendment historical aficionados will be able to obtain either of Mr. Young's influential books for half of the normal $30.00 list price, or get both for the price of one. Anyone interested in reasonably priced Christmas gifts can give books that will be useful for a lifetime. Check out your local public library because it might be in immediate need of a fact filled book donation to balance out an overabundance of gun control advocate historical tripe.


The Origin of the Second Amendment
$15.00 for a limited time
The only complete period document collection, The Origin of the Second Amendment places the Second Amendment into proper context of the demands for the Federal Bill of Rights during ratification of the U.S. Constitution. In addition to bill of rights demands, relevant subjects include discussions about the militia, claims and counter-claims regarding the people being armed in the future, and every reference to the limited powers of the new Federal Government. The Origin of the Second Amendment includes literal transcripts of the amendments proposed in state ratifying conventions, as well as relevant selections from convention debates, newspaper articles, pamphlets, broadsides, and private letters. Complete source citations are provided for each historical document. Three appendices contain copies of the eight existing period state declarations of rights and similar provisions in the other state constitutions, a comparison chart for provisions of the state declarations of rights/ratifying convention bills of rights/U.S. Bill of Rights, and an analysis of support for the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights based on ratifying convention votes.

The Origin of the Second Amendment was cited 38 times in the District of Columbia vs Heller case with 6 citations in Justice Scalia's Supreme Court decision. It was also cited well over 100 times in the U.S. vs Emerson decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. These numerous citations make The Origin of the Second Amendment the most cited historical source collection on the subject in the Federal Courts.

Origin contains 800 pages of documents (890 pages total 6"X9"), is indexed, printed on acid free paper, paper bound, and includes an introduction intended for those entirely unfamiliar with ratification era history.

The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms
$15.00 for a limited time
Mr. Young's latest book is a definitive history of the Second Amendment providing the most complete and straightforward explanation of its development ever published. The terms and phrases of the amendment are traced from their origin in AMERICA to their inclusion in the U.S. Bill of Rights. Subjects covered in The Founders' View include the widespread ownership and use of arms by Americans in colonial times, the American understanding of militia and well regulated militia, colonial defensive associations, development of Revolutionary Era state bills of rights intended to limit legislative authority, the persons most responsible for such development, Mason Triads, arms related Federalist and Antifederalist Mantras, a detailed analysis of the ratification era bill of rights dispute and proposals, and other closely related matters. Two appendices contain Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson's Official Imprint of the ratified amendments as proposed by Congress and Mr. Young's synopsis of essential facts drawn from numerous American colonial militia laws.

The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms was cited extensively in the Heller case in briefs from Gun Owners of America, Academics for the Second Amendment, and Alan Gura's brief for Mr. Heller.

The Founders' View contains 288 pages (6"X9"), is indexed, printed on acid free paper, has a sewn hardcover binding, is fully documented, and relies primarily on The Origin of the Second Amendment for ratification era citation of facts.

The proper sale price will be available only through Golden Oak Books, the publisher of Mr. Young's historical research. The following links connect directly to ordering pages for the respective books:

The Origin of the Second Amendment

The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms

For a picture of the author holding citation tagged copies of both books at the NRA's event honoring those involved in the Heller victory, see Sebastian's Thank You post (pictures are clickable to enlarge).

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