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How America got its guns : a history of the gun violence crisis

Author: William Briggs
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2017. ©2017
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"In the United States more than thirty thousand deaths each year can be attributed to firearms. This book on the history of guns in America examines the Second Amendment and the laws and court cases it has spawned. The author's thorough and objective account shows the complexities of the issue, which are so often reduced to bumper-sticker slogans, and suggests ways in which gun violence in this country can be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Briggs, William, 1949-
How America got its guns.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016033852
(OCoLC)961408930
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Briggs
ISBN: 9780826358141 0826358144
OCLC Number: 962304406
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 339 pages)
Contents: 1: Guns in America; 2: The Advantage of Being Armed; 3: Number Games; 4: Twenty-Seven Words; 5: Guns in American Lives; 6: Interpreting the Second Amendment; 7: Magic Never Made a Gun; 8: The Other Amendment; 9: Playing by the Rules; 10: Colfax and Cruikshank; 11: Enforcement!; 12: A Century Passes; 13: Carry, Stand, and Defend; 14: The Court Speaks; 15: Guns and the Mind; 16: The Court Speaks Again; 17: A Year Passes; 18: Reducing Gun Violence; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover.
Responsibility: William Briggs.

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