“The annual DMACC Constitution Day celebration will highlight the Second Amendment this year,” Young wrote. “I have been invited to give a one hour presentation at the Ankeny Campus, north of Des Moines, on September 17th.
“This presentation is open to the public,” Young advised, and provided a link to the campus map along with driving directions.
“My one hour presentation will be outside the southeast facing main entrance of Building 5,” he explained. “The presentation will emphasize Second Amendment historical development and why its purpose naturally has such an extensive impact on the current gun control controversy.
“I have rarely given public presentations on this subject,” Young elaborated, adding “My plan at Ankeny is to provide considerable time for questions and answers.”
Author of “The Origin of the Second Amendment” and “The Founders' View of the Right to Bear Arms,” Young’s work has been painstakingly researched and extensively footnoted, leaving no doubt that the intent of the Second Amendment was to ensure an armed citizenry. Both books have been references by Gun Rights Examiner for years.
This correspondent interviewed Young on The War on Guns blog in 2008, and referenced his work to validate that gun registration is not supported by the historical record. Young’s published article in the Journal on Firearms and Public Policy, linking the Second Amendment to earlier state Bills of Rights, further established his credentials as a serious historian whose work fills deep holes establishment academics skip over.
“For anyone interested in an eye-opening presentation on the Second Amendment's purpose based on my most recent research into Founding Era sources don't miss this,” Young advised his readers. “Please let your friends and other interested parties know about the event.”
Young’s presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m.
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