2019-05-15 12:28:10

The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment



The United States stands out from much of the world today in proliferating firearms at a breathtaking rate. The vocal demands of a gun-loving minority have led to tens of thousands of deaths a year. High profile mass shootings, particularly on school campuses, lead to outpourings of "thoughts and prayers," but little else. Members of Congress cower in the face of the powerful gun lobby and shrug their shoulders in helplessness.

We are all told over and over again that the Second Amendment's right to bear arms is supreme over our right to safety. Now a new book puts the American obsession with guns into a much-needed political and historical framework.

Sonali speaks with Thom Hartmann, renowned progressive radio and FSTV talk show host, New York Times-bestselling author of two dozen books including the new book, The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment.

 

Congress Constitution Free Speech TV Gun Lobby Guns Rising Up with Sonali Second Amendment Sonali Kolhatkar Thom Hartmann United States

Politics

Democracy Now!

“I Alone Can Fix It”: Book Details Trump’s Last Year & the Military’s Fear He Would Stage a Coup

“I Alone Can Fix It”: Book Details Trump’s Last Year & the Military’s Fear He Would Stage a Coup

The Randi Rhodes' Show

#UnitedAgainstCovid

#UnitedAgainstCovid

The Thom Hartmann Program

Sedition & Treason are Very Profitable as the Coup Rolls On

Sedition & Treason are Very Profitable as the Coup Rolls On

The David Pakman Show

Donald Trump Met with "Cabinet Members" About "Moving Forward"

Donald Trump Met with "Cabinet Members" About "Moving Forward"

Democracy Now!

“Committing the Truth”: Whistleblower Daniel Hale to Be Sentenced Tuesday for Drone Program Leaks

“Committing the Truth”: Whistleblower Daniel Hale to Be Sentenced Tuesday for Drone Program Leaks

The Thom Hartmann Program

Can The U.S. Go From Empire to “Good Neighbor?”

Can The U.S. Go From Empire to “Good Neighbor?”

Democracy Now!

Colombia’s Export of Mercenaries Scrutinized After U.S.-Trained Soldiers Kill Haiti’s President

Colombia’s Export of Mercenaries Scrutinized After U.S.-Trained Soldiers Kill Haiti’s President

The Thom Hartmann Program

Are Your Taxes Being Spent on Human Rights Violations?

Are Your Taxes Being Spent on Human Rights Violations?

Related

Democracy Now!

“I Alone Can Fix It”: Book Details Trump’s Last Year & the Military’s Fear He Would Stage a Coup

“I Alone Can Fix It”: Book Details Trump’s Last Year & the Military’s Fear He Would Stage a Coup

Democracy Now!

Palestinians Reject Israeli Court’s Deal That Would Put Them at “Mercy of Settlers” in Sheikh Jarrah

Palestinians Reject Israeli Court’s Deal That Would Put Them at “Mercy of Settlers” in Sheikh Jarrah

Democracy Now!

Refugees Continue to Face “Extreme Danger” in Mediterranean Sea as Aid Groups Scramble to Respond

Refugees Continue to Face “Extreme Danger” in Mediterranean Sea as Aid Groups Scramble to Respond

The Thom Hartmann Program

The Canadian Secret to Passing Medicare for All

The Canadian Secret to Passing Medicare for All

Proud Partners