SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED: The New Assaults on Your Second Amendment, by David A. Keene and Thomas L. Mason. ©2016. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 307 West 36th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Hardcover and e-book formats. Price: $22.99 at storefront and online booksellers.
An October 2016 column in Townhall.com authored by former Rep. Bob Barr of Georgia entitled, “This Is the Second Amendment Book to Read Before November 8th,” caught my attention. The book, “Shall Not Be Infringed,” is written by two stalwart defenders of the Second Amendment: David Keene and Thomas Mason. Keene has spent his whole life promoting conservative values and causes, while Mason is a former member of the Oregon House of Representative and law professor who now specializes in international law and politics.
The Townhall.com headline is based on the premise that should Hillary Clinton become president she “has promised to make opposition to the individual right to keep and bear arms a litmus test for potential Supreme Court nominees.”
If you failed to read this book before the 2016 election, it is NOT too late to pick up a copy. The forward is written by former UN Ambassador John Bolton, who writes that he was at the UN when “anti-gun advocates from around the world argued for an international treaty that rejected the idea that anyone has a right to self-defense and would label a nation that permits its citizens the right to keep and bear arms a ‘human rights’ abuser.”