February 07, 2007
A LOOK AT THE SECOND AMENDMENT AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: I haven't read Lance Hill's book on the subject, but I have a story of my own. About ten years ago, we had Kathleen Cleaver speak at the law school and lots of folks from the black community came. During the Q&A, one older black minister stood up and said that the right to bear arms had been the most important constitutional right during the Civil Rights era and told a similar story to the one here. Many of my colleagues were surprised. I wasn't, because I had read the work of Robert Cottrol and Ray Diamond.