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    The Evolution of Your 2nd Amendment Right, in Chronological order.
    July 20, 2014
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    As serendipitously will happen as I was editing one of my own pieces on The Constitution's Article I. Section 8. the other day I checked my eMail and up popped an except (link below) from a book comparing (although another) part of Article I. Section 8. to the "Bill of Rights" Amendment II.

    This part of the Constitution's Article I. Section 8. has to do with, The Congress shall have Power: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
    To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress.

    Most people don't seem to bother reading that this part about "The Militia" is actually in the Constitution, itself, and that it is this part of the Constitution's Article I. Section 8. that the "Bill of Rights" Amendment II. is therefor amended about.

    "The Bill of Rights" Amendment II.: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    Now keep in mind that the use of "Militia" here is totally separate from the Constitution's own "Armies" part of Article I. Section 8. having to do with, The Congress shall have Power: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
    To provide and maintain a Navy;
    To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces.

    Obviously, "The Militia" is something different than the regular "Raised Armies (and today's National Guard are first and foremost by signed contract U.S. Army Reserves before they are the Governor's Citizen Soldiers)."

    Could it be "The Militia" might have originally been Every single Male 18-to-45-years-old, who were even supposed to supply their own Arms, whom as Citizens were to help support their Governor in protecting their own State?

    Let's explore this with Doug Hawk's excerpt (link below) from his book on Your 2nd Amendment Right to keep and bear Arms.

    About the Author:

    A little over a decade ago I decided to make a career change. I had always been fairly good at un-spinning media stories and seeing trends and patterns. To make a long story short, as pretty much everyone is aware of the stock and housing bubbles which were created due to the investment mindset of people at the time, I decided to educate myself in all things investment related.

    I went back to college and took a number of classes on Economics and International Trade, and began to consume anything I could get my hands on related to such a mindset. This included a range of Psychology books, Statistics and Probability Theory, Military Strategy, History, Game Theory, Sociology, Logic, Venture Capital, Business Law (etc.)…anything and everything that could help decipher trends in global investments. Needless to say, I acquired at least a general background in a lot of related areas.

    It was the peripheral information to investing where I seemed to learn the most about the actions governments and members of society take at certain points during the economic life-cycle of a nation. Other than a recent hiatus, my company had a contract providing Foreign Exchange Services for another firm for roughly the past 5 years.

    I was constantly in front of the news and I started noticing, what at least from my own perception, appeared to be some specific patterns both from a shift in political ideology toward accepted extremism and what appeared to be legislation that was questionably unconstitutional. At first, my concerns were only economic in nature and noticing a trend towards witch hunt mentality such as after the bursting of the housing bubble, where nobody wanted to take responsibility for their own actions and legislation was acknowledging that argument and being built around that mentality.

    I had mentioned to someone in roughly 2006 that social unrest would be the new ‘bubble.’ As it appears I was correct, and social unrest is having more of a direct impact on societal trends, my focus started to shift slightly. Having read how many of these particular trends in society end horribly, time and time again throughout history, I began to take serious notice.

    It appeared to me at the time that the 2nd Amendment right applied to the importance of personal self defense such as a direct personal attack or when the local community riots and loots its own neighborhood, to foreign invaders when the military is not sufficient, and also to the military itself when it has been misappropriated against the people it was intended to defend.

    Though it may be argued that insurrection was not the sole intent of the 2nd amendment, we were clearly coming off of an event that shaped our nation that would suggest it was securing the means to choose that approach if the Republic had failed the people and that solution became necessary. With this initial mindset, I began to feel it was not only prudent for self defense, but also a responsibility as a citizen of the United States, to acknowledge my 2nd amendment rights and not only acquire a few firearms, but take the training necessary to use them properly in case things should happen to go horribly astray.

    I began to wonder if the facts revolving around the 2nd amendment really provide us any or all of the rights mentioned above. It was at this point that I started noticing the conflicts of information in 2nd amendment arguments I mentioned earlier, needless to say exacerbated with emotional charge after a couple of recent mass killings, and decided to do the research myself to see what I could find.

    The more I dove into the research, the more I realized looking at recent court cases and legislation did nothing but confuse the problem further as everything referenced or denied something that came before it, and many pieces of legislation just didn’t make any initial sense until taken in context with a specific event that had happened at the time which led to its creation. It finally became clear that the entry point into the discussion of present day 2nd Amendment rights is located in 17th century England. Any full evaluation of the 2nd Amendment today would need to begin during the monarchical rule of the Stuarts in England, most specifically with events leading to the overthrow of King James II.

    Excerpt: A Treatise on 2nd Amendment Rights in the 21st Century --by Doug Hawk



    July 20, 2016
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    Because of recent events Doug Hawk has taken his book, A TREATISE ON 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY, off-line from his web site in order to edit it as a Revised Edition for Publication.

    Just got this message from the author, Doug Hawk, and the link information is current as of today:

    Ebook is online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple iBooks. Feel free to share the following links all you wish; though those electronic files might get updated another time or two as we go through the final proof for the print version and find any additional errors, and need to tweak some of the code in the epubs due to each company's quirks in how they parse the code to present the book. All three have affiliate programs I have registered for as well, so those links may eventually change when I can link to them under affiliate IDs.


    Barnes &Nobles:


    We're making one last pass through the proof for the print version before I submit it. Decided to do Createspace's print-on-demand for now. I'm hoping the print version should be live in the next week.

    Barnes & Nobles has a NOOK for Web sample read here:

    A TREATISE ON 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY has Website, Facebook and Twitter page now too:

    Facebook is:

    or: treatiseon2ndamendment


    or: @Treatise2ndAmdt

    The regular Website is:

    Going to try to get my webmasteress to build a pseudo store with links to the ebooks (hopefully with the affiliate IDs as well) and the Createspace store and maybe a Forum for the gun debate.


    August 3, 2016
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    The print version of A TREATISE ON 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY is now available on the book's website store at:

    or at Amazon.com at:

    August 10, 2016
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    Doug Hawk's latest Press Release & updated links.

    August 1, 2016
    CONTACT: info@treatiseon2ndamendment.com

    ‘A Treatise on 2nd Amendment Rights in the 21st Century’ Dismantles Decades of Extremist Propaganda in U.S. Gun Control Debate
    Newly published book takes bold look at how extremist rhetoric gets in the way of sane gun laws

    Asheville, NC- August 1, 2016 -- The Second Amendment, and subsequent gun control debate, has now succumbed to the most polarized extremist ideologies since slavery. At its current pace, it will continue to follow slavery’s path. These ideologies are fueled by the conflicting fears of government tyranny and domestic terrorism, along with a renewed sense of religious conflict. Many people follow one or the other of these extremist ideologies on pure emotion, without ever questioning facts or sound logic.

    “When I first started to research what the actual current interpretations of the Second Amendment were, I found so much conflicting information – I couldn’t make heads or tails of any of it,” Hawk explained. “Somewhere along the line it seemed someone had the ‘baffle them with bullshit’ philosophy and much of that bullshit stuck.”

    A Treatise on 2nd Amendment Rights in the 21st Century goes beyond the prevalent extremist bias and is a logic-based pursuit of the facts, as well as a fair, balanced and often comical read to which anyone, including those who hate guns, can relate. Hawk applied his investment-related economic analysis background involving research and an “un-spinning” of biased media stories for a thorough evaluation of the evolution of Second Amendment rights and to dissect the gun debate once and for all.

    The scope of the Second Amendment right is evaluated from three intertwined perspectives; the evolution of the right itself, the actual need to have the right as evaluated through changes in scope of the militia and the military, and the people’s perceptions of the right as a result of both legislation and the media.

    One reviewer states, “[Hawk] has written a book that 100 years from now will be remembered as the book a nation truly needed... read this great work from Doug Hawk before you say another word about guns in this country.”

    Part I is broken down by a chronological history of the evolution of the right and the subsequent legislation and events which have dramatically affected the right. Part II covers the concept of insurrection, religion and the media in relation to the Second Amendment right along with an evaluation of specific points of issue and major players in the current gun control debate. The conclusion offers a logic based framework for gun legislation policies going forward.

    A Treatise on 2nd Amendment Rights in the 21st Century is a pilgrimage down a path towards the heart of the Second Amendment right and it is a journey “we the people” are long overdue to take. If you wish to embark on such a journey, it can begin at http://www.treatiseon2ndamendment.com.

    For more information, contact Unequa Press at info@treatiseon2ndamendment.com


    Keywords: Second Amendment, 2nd Amendment, civil rights, Constitution, gun, gun-control, gun rights, NRA, Everytown for Gun Safety, Brady Campaign, pro-gun, anti-gun, mass shooting, militia, insurrection, Doug Hawk, A Treatise on 2nd Amendment Rights in the 21st Century.

    Website: http://treatiseon2ndamendment.com
    Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-treatise-on-2nd-amendment-rights-in-the-21st-century-doug-hawk/1124082425
    iBook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1135305550

    High resolution photos available at http://treatiseon2ndamendment.com/press_kit/


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