In Search of the Second Amendment NR

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In Search of the Second Amendment is a documentary film on the American right to arms, produced by legal scholar David T. Hardy. It tells the story via twelve professors of constitutional law, historians, and original documents, many never before filmed. It also tells the story of how gun ownership figured in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, featuring two civil rights workers who armed to defend themselves and their friends, and how armed resistance staved off the KKK. The documentary has been praised by Michelle Malkin, and nominated for the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award for legal education. Its creation won its producer the Second Amendment Foundation's Bill of Rights Award.

Starring:
Randy E. Barnett, David Hardy
Runtime:
1 hour 52 minutes

In Search of the Second Amendment

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director David Hardy
Starring Randy E. Barnett, David Hardy
Studio Second Amendment Films LLC
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kurt S. Copeland on January 13, 2010
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A group of legal and educational professionals have conspired to create an educational documentary. It views much like an educational video on a required media list for a college or high school course. The first part is a steady flow of single-camera interviews, law and history book page excerpts, and a few costumed re-enactments, help the host, Dave Hardy, tell his story.

The production continues with a detailed explanation of precisely how the 2nd amendment came into existence in the Bill of Rights. There is a great deal of information. It offers comparison of specific wording and verbiage of consecutive bills and laws throughout history from England to the colonies and up to and including the actual 2nd amendment. It considers an important aspect of the amendment many ponder and argue over in today's world. Is gun ownership and individual right or a state militia responsibility? There is no ambiguity in the wording of the amendment.

History students should appreciate the various literary references as, if the viewer is prepared with a pen and a notebook, they can make a substantial list of suggested reading titles with which they can perform their own research.

One refreshing aspect of the film is it is not heavily seasoned with political agenda of either party and is more concerned with providing factual, historical data. Despite that, the producers still felt the need to "enhance" the film by keeping a constant background of "midi-style" music reminiscent of the old Atari video games. Well, not that bad, but you get the idea.

The film goes on to discuss more modern discussions, statistics, news and polls concerning guns. If you are a law student, a historian, a concerned citizen, or simply curious, you will learn something.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fred A. Thompson on March 15, 2013
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This video presents the facts in a way that viewers will be informed about the truth of the background of the Second Amendment. It avoids the fluff contained in many other videos.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Dyer on January 15, 2013
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the information presented is clear concise and backed up with source material. it is the information presented that i wanted from this disc, i didnt require an hd presentation as long as it was clear and comprehendable, it was. the most complete single source on the history of the 2nd amendment i have seen. I highly recommend this disc if you want unaltered facts to the thoughts & writings of the founding fathers, much of the info predates the second amendment. AAA+++
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ArchieZer0 on January 12, 2013
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This was just a little bit slow... I like these types of things too so for me to say that it was a little slow means it was not that good. still a lot of good information though.
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