A Real American Horror Story


Clayton Cramer

TOPIC-The 1960’s ushered in a new way of dealing with the mentally ill, deinstitutionalization. The process of aggressively seeking to empty the nation’s mental hospitals led to destructive changes that included high rates of homelessness among the mentally ill, degradation of urban life and increases in the rates of violent crimes and death rates among the mentally ill.

Meet Clayton Cramer Received his Masters in History from Sonoma State University Adjunct Lecturer in History at College of Western Idaho Software Engineer Extensive Bibliography of Published Books, including: ‘Black Demographic Data, 1790-1860: A Sourcebook’, ‘By the Dim and Flaring Lamps: The Civil War Diaries of Samuel McIlvaine’, ‘Armed America: The Remarkable Story of How and Why Guns Became as American as Apple Pie’, ‘Concealed Weapon Laws of the Early Republic: Dueling, Southern Violence, and Moral Reform’, ‘For the Defense of Themselves and the State: The Original Intent and Judicial Interpretation of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms’ , and ‘Firing Back: A Clear, Simple Guide to Defending Your Constitutional Right to Bear Arms’ His work helped to help to prove that the book ‘Arming America’ by Michael Bellesiles was based on fraudulent research His work has been cited in decisions by the US Supreme Court, numerous state Supreme Courts and US Appellate Courts

Date Recorded: 9/5/2012

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