Today is Bill of Rights Day, the anniversary of the ratification of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. The Independent Institute is marking the occasion by calling attention to the importance of the Second Amendment. The Oakland-based think tank has created a Second Amendment Book Bomb Web site. The goal of the site is to get enough people to pledge to buy Stephen P. Halbrook’s recent book, The Founders Second Amendment: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms, that the book makes it onto the New York Times bestseller list.
The site encourages visitors:
Let’s make the Second Amendment Book Bomb a publishing phenomenon so great that even the mainstream media will have to take notice. Let’s spread The Founders’ Second Amendment so far and wide that Americans across the political spectrum, and all walks of life, will be discussing the Second Amendment in every possible venue.
In June, the Supreme Court ruled in Heller v. District of Columbia that the Second Amendment does protect an individual right to own guns. Based on that decision, additional challenges to overly restrictive state gun control laws are being planned. Could there be a more important time to bone up on your history of the Second Amendment?