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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A Well Regulated Militia - the History of the 2nd Amendment


Gun control continues to be a divisive topic in our country, especially in light of recent events. On Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m., the Milford Library will host a presentation that addresses this issue.

            Historian Mark Albertson will speak on “A Well Regulated Militia”. This talk goes beyond the simple pro vs. con debate on the gun issue.   Rather, it traces the evolution of the Citizen-Soldier from colonial time to today’s National Guard. Is the militia concept as outlined in the Militia Act of 1792 still applicable, considering today’s National Guard as a bona fide reserve of the United States Army? 

This thoughtful history examines the changes in America’s defense from the colonial era until today.   Albertson will follow this evolution, which goes hand-in-hand with continental expansion, and centralized government control in the United States, as America severs its colonial roots to become a global super power. Just what constitutes a Well Regulated Militia and how does it affect the citizen's right to bear arms? 

             Mark Albertson is an historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine; and, is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America.  Mark is a long time member of the United States Naval Institute.  He has authored several books, among which are USS Constitution: Constitution State Battleship and They’ll Have to Follow You! The Triumph of the Great White Fleet. He teaches history at Norwalk Community College in the extended studies program and at the Lifetime Learners Institute.

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.   

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:00 PM thru 08:30 PM

Milford Public Library

 57 New Haven Ave.

Milford, CT 06460 

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