Busboys Books Presents: Thom Hartmann for The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment

Busboys Books Presents: Thom Hartmann for The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment

Date and Time

Jun 10, 2019 6:30 pm

Location

450K

450 K St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001

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No tickets required, this event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase in the bookstore. Full menu & bar will be available throughout the event.

Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Timesbestselling author, looks at the real history of guns in America and what we can do to limit both their lethal impact and the power of the gun lobby.

Taking his typically in-depth, historically informed view, Thom Hartmann examines the brutal role guns have played in American history, from the genocide of the Native Americans to the enforcement of slavery (Slave Patrols are in fact the Second Amendment's "well-regulated militias") and the racist post-Civil War social order. He shows how the NRA and conservative Supreme Court justices used specious logic to invent a virtually unlimited individual right to own guns, which has enabled the ever-growing number of mass shootings in the United States. But Hartmann also identifies a handful of powerful, commonsense solutions that would break the power of the gun lobby and restore the understanding of the Second Amendment that the Framers of the Constitution intended. This is the kind of brief, brilliant analysis for which Hartmann is justly renowned.

Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host. Talkers magazine named him America's most important progressive host and has named his show one of the top ten talk radio shows in the country every year for over a decade. A four-time recipient of the Project Censored Award, Hartmann is also a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, translated into multiple languages. 

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