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Guns across America : reconciling gun rules and rights

Author: Robert J Spitzer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
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"In vast swathes of America, the sacredness of the Second Amendment has become a political third rail, never to be questioned. Gun rights supporters wear tri-cornered hats, wave the stars and stripes, and ask what would have happened if the revolutionaries had been unarmed when the British were coming. They have had great success in conflating unfettered gun ownership with the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Spitzer, Robert J., 1953-
Guns across America
(DLC) 2014041660
(OCoLC)892895173
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Spitzer
ISBN: 9780190228590 0190228598
OCLC Number: 904694257
Description: 1 online resource (x, 277 pages)
Contents: Why Do We Have Government? --
Our Forefathers’ Superior Gun Wisdom --
What about the Second Amendment? --
Stand Your Ground: How Did We Get from Self-Defense to Shoot First? --
The Case of New York --
State Gun Laws, 1607–1934.
Responsibility: Robert J. Spitzer.
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A fascinating tour through the history of one of America's most controversial issues: gun control.  Read more...

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