Steve Halbrook On The McDonald Ruling

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Attorney and scholar Steve Halbrook talks to Cam Edwards about the United States Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Second Amendment incorporation in McDonald v. City of Chicago. Halbrook was frequently cited in the Court's decision for his book Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms, 1866-1876, recently released in an updated paperback edition as Securing Civil Rights. He talks to Edwards about the book's evidence that the individual right to bear arms was considered fundamental during the time of Reconstruction, when politicians fought over whether it should be extended to former slaves. Halbrook says that outright gun bans are off the table now for anti-gun legislators, although of course they will enact whatever restrictions they can manage to pass. Originally aired 6/28/2010.