The Original Intent of the Second Amendment with Professor Saul Cornell01/04/13 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll speak with a prominent historian about the history of the Second Amendment. But first- three listener comments about yesterday's program-- including suggestions for getting more callers on the air and the interview with Peace activist Cindy Sheehan.
Our next guest says that "If the nation truly embraced the Second Amendment as it was originally written and understood, it would be the NRA's worst nightmare."
He is Saul Cornell, the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University in New York.
Professor Cornell is the author of two prize-winning works in American legal history. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on early American constitutional thought. His work has been widely cited by legal scholars, historians, and has been cited by the U.S Supreme Court and several state supreme courts. He recently wrote an article for The Daily Beast outlining the history of the Second Amendment and why "well regulated militia" is an integral part of the Founder's original intent.