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United States

23 January 2001

Philadelphia Daily News, Opinion

When Handgun Control first announced its opposition to the nomination of John Ashcroft as attorney general, we found one of the most disturbing elements of his record to be his support of the "insurrectionist" view of the Second Amendment, based on a misreading of John Madison's writings in No. 46 of the Federalist Papers. We said that this view, championed by, among others, Timothy McVeigh, holds that the Constitution allows individuals to take up arms against the... (

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