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AP History textbook lies about the 2nd Amendment


More details here, including details for those in the area to object, but the key point:

Textbook version: "The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia."

Actual 2nd Amendment: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

I'm not at all surprised by this. For a long time, the "collective right" version of the 2nd Amendment was dominant in academia, and even after Heller it's not like these textbooks are carefully updated on a regular basis. Enough complaints to the author and publisher may result in an updated version eventually. Enough complaints to the local school board may prod them to look for correct alternatives.

Does anyone know of an AP US History textbook in current use that gets this right? It would be nice to have an alternative to point to.

This entry was published Tue Sep 17 04:49:04 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-09-17 04:49:04.0. [Tweet]

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