By Gerald Petersen
FORT MYERS, Fl. –-(Ammoland.com)- Gun rights has been a buzz worthy issue lately in the United States, with a number of high profile tragedies drawing attention to the Second Amendment.
Are we interpreting it correctly? What was the Amendment’s intent?
Author and veteran Gerald Petersen hopes to bring some much needed sanity to the issue with his new book, A Right to Bear Arms?: What Were the Founders Thinking?
“Many people today interpret the Second Amendment in a way that seems to be far different than the way it is written,” says Petersen.
“I wanted to know why this amendment was written the way it was, what the original intent was, and thus know the real meaning of the Second Amendment.”
A Right to Bear Arms? digs deep into the questions that are too seldom asked in the public safety debate surrounding firearms. What were the fears and feelings of the people of the founding era? How did the people of this era understand self-defense? By finding answers to these kinds of questions, we piece together the true Second Amendment.
Petersen did extensive research for his book, no matter where the answers took him. While other books on the market have a pro-gun or anti-gun agenda in mind, he sought the pure-and-simple facts.
A Right to Bear Arms?: What Were the Founders Thinking? Gerald Petersen ISBN: 978-1-4568-8243-3 Retail price: $29.99 hardcover, $19.99 softcover Available at barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com and authorhouse.com http://tiny.cc/7tx9zw
“There is a general misunderstanding of the origin and meaning of the Second Amendment,” Petersen said. “My book can provide people a greater understanding of the origin and real meaning of the Second Amendment, and provide a more rational basis for a calmer discussion regarding the issues of firearms in our society.”
About the Author
Gerald Petersen is a veteran who has had a varied career in business and government and has a master’s degree in economics. He frequently writes to newspapers on issues ranging from economics to interpretations of the constitution. Now retired, he divides his time between Cleveland, Ohio, and Fort Myers, Florida, with his wife.