Image by: US Office of War Information.
Infantryman training in Ft Knox, Kentucky, 1942.
The History Guys look at the changing ways Americans have
regulated gun ownership, and at what those weapons have meant to
different segments of society. They consider the importance of the
militia to the drafting of the Second Amendment, and explore the
central role of the state in arming citizens. They also pay a visit
to a 21st century version of the armories of the past: a gun
Sweeney, Amherst College, on the role of the state in arming
Adam Winkler, University of California, Los Angeles, on gun
control in the Wild West and the Black Panthers' embrace of the
Browder, University of Richmond, on why the image of the
gun-toting frontier woman continues to resonate.
At 10am & 8pm.