This image depicts Nat Turner’s rebellion

Why We Have the Second Amendment

by

John J. Dunphy

I wrote this column for the 6/9/12 edition of The [Alton, IL] Telegraph. I know what you’re thinking. “What a lazy way to share a column!” Hey, it’s no longer on line, nor is it on my computer. I didn’t feel like re-keyboarding such a long piece. Just enlarge it a bit and enjoy the read!

John J. Dunphy’s book include Abolitionism and the Civil War in Southwestern Illinois and Unsung Heroes of the Dachau Trials. He owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL.