I think the video is a wonderful hour long history of the 2nd Amendment. Tom did a similar talk at Phreaknic last year, which I saw making the rounds among gun bloggers and can be found here. I probably should have been one of the folks posting it considering that I’ve been attending and/or helping run that con for a good while now.
This time, he’s talking at Dragoncon, and focusing more on how the 14th Amendment had a big impact on the application of the 2nd (not to mention the rest of the Constitution).
I think that a *lot* of folks need to sit down and watch at least one of these videos before they open there mouths to argue the Second Amendment, and gun rights in general. I know Tom personally, and he’s a good guy that tends to do serious research before talking about something. He has had several “drunken rants” at Phreaknic that were honestly more informative and thoughtful than many “serious” talks I’ve attended.
By the way, if you’re into computer security (or computer geekery in general), Phreaknic 19 is coming up the first week in November in Nashville. I am the director of gaming again this year, and will also be giving a talk on 3D printed guns and other homemade firearms. We’re going to have better/more professional speakers there as well. Come on down, say hi, maybe play a few games, drink a few beers, and take the opportunity to heckle me in person! I might even be persuaded to make a trip to the range with you if you twist my arm hard enough.