The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment

Presents a history of the Second Amendment to illuminate its controversies, debates, and misapprehensions, explaining its contexts and purposes while revealing how it came to represent gun-ownership rights in the twentieth century.

Author: Michael Waldman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476747453

Category: History

Page: 272

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Presents a history of the Second Amendment to illuminate its controversies, debates, and misapprehensions, explaining its contexts and purposes while revealing how it came to represent gun-ownership rights in the twentieth century.
Categories: History

Whose Right Is It The Second Amendment and the Fight Over Guns

Whose Right Is It  The Second Amendment and the Fight Over Guns

Filled with historical photos and informative graphics, the book will show young readers how gun legislation has always been a part of American history and how money, power, and systemic racism have long dictated our ability to own guns.

Author: Hana Bajramovic

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781250224279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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Discover the truth about the Second Amendment, the NRA, and the United States’ centuries-long fight over guns in this first-of-its-kind book for middle grade readers. "A compelling, clear analysis of one of our country’s oldest dilemmas: how to balance gun rights with public safety. It tells the full and true story of the Second Amendment, and points to a way to bring sanity to our gun laws. A remarkable primer for all ages." —Michael Waldman, author of The Second Amendment: A Biography For the majority of the United States’ history, the right to own a gun belonged to a “well regulated militia.” That changed in 2008 with the historic District of Columbia v. Heller case, which ruled that the Second Amendment protected an individual’s right. In the years since, the debate over gun legislation has reached a crescendo. And the issue grows ever relevant to children across America, with an estimated three million exposed to shootings every year. From metal detectors to see-through backpacks to shooting drills, kids face daily reminders of the threat of guns. Hana Bajramovic's Whose Right Is It? The Second Amendment and the Fight Over Guns reveals how a once obscure amendment became the focus of daily heated debate. Filled with historical photos and informative graphics, the book will show young readers how gun legislation has always been a part of American history and how money, power, and systemic racism have long dictated our ability to own guns. A Junior Library Guild Selection "Hana Bajramovic provides readers with a compelling overview on the history of guns in the United States and the changing, conflicting interpretations of the Second Amendment certain to stimulate conversation and thinking on the part of future generations." —Award-winning author Doreen Rappaport
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Second Amendment in the 21st Century

The Second Amendment in the 21st Century

This is followed with a program for closing the door on such violence today and in the future, .1eading to the ideals envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

Author: John J. Fendrock

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483610375

Category: History

Page: 177

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An objective analysis of the relevance of the 2nd Amendment and its impact, in the form of gun- violence, on life in contemporary American society. This is followed with a program for closing the door on such violence today and in the future, .1eading to the ideals envisioned by the Founding Fathers. Gun violence in America casts a dark shadow over the glowing ideals of America, the land of-life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Categories: History

That Every Man be Armed

That Every Man be Armed

This is an authoritative study of the second amendment, using history and current-day analysis. It is one of the only scholarly works on the subject, but has proven widely accessible.

Author: Stephen P. Halbrook

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009032031

Category: Firearms

Page: 296

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This is an authoritative study of the second amendment, using history and current-day analysis. It is one of the only scholarly works on the subject, but has proven widely accessible. Halbrook traces the origins of the Second Amendment back to ancient Greece and Rome, and then through the "freemen" movement in 18th-century England and France. He demonstrates that the framers of the Constitution were conscious of such history when they drafted the Second Amendment, and that the Second Amendment was clearly intended to allow possession of firearms not just for defense of personal life and property but also to prevent government infringement of human liberties. His meticulous, thorough scholarship demonstrates that the right to bear arms is as fundamental a right under the Constitution as freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
Categories: Firearms

The Second

The Second

... of History and Biography 100, no. 3 (July 1976): 356–365; Berlin, Slaves Without Masters, 45–49; Quarles, The Negro in the Making of America, 106–107, 112. 30. Robert J. Cottrol and Raymond T. Diamond, “The Second Amendment: Toward ...

Author: Carol Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781635574265

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

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From the New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, an unflinching, critical new look at the Second Amendment and how it has been engineered to deny the rights of African Americans since its inception. In The Second, historian and award-winning, bestselling author of White Rage Carol Anderson powerfully illuminates the history and impact of the Second Amendment, how it was designed, and how it has consistently been constructed to keep African Americans powerless and vulnerable. The Second is neither a “pro-gun” nor an “anti-gun” book; the lens is the citizenship rights and human rights of African Americans. From the seventeenth century, when it was encoded into law that the enslaved could not own, carry, or use a firearm whatsoever, until today, with measures to expand and curtail gun ownership aimed disproportionately at the African American population, the right to bear arms has been consistently used as a weapon to keep African Americans powerless--revealing that armed or unarmed, Blackness, it would seem, is the threat that must be neutralized and punished. Throughout American history to the twenty-first century, regardless of the laws, court decisions, and changing political environment, the Second has consistently meant this: That the second a Black person exercises this right, the second they pick up a gun to protect themselves (or the second that they don't), their life--as surely as Philando Castile's, Tamir Rice's, Alton Sterling's--may be snatched away in that single, fatal second. Through compelling historical narrative merging into the unfolding events of today, Anderson's penetrating investigation shows that the Second Amendment is not about guns but about anti-Blackness, shedding shocking new light on another dimension of racism in America.
Categories: Political Science

Engines of Liberty

Engines of Liberty

3. Halbrook, interview; Carl T. Bogus, “The History and Politics of Second Amendment Scholarship: A Primer,” Chicago-Kent Law Review 76 (2000–2001): 8–10. Stephen P. Halbrook, “The Jurisprudence of the Second and Fourteenth Amendments,” ...

Author: David Cole

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465098514

Category: Law

Page: 320

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From the national legal director of the ACLU, an essential guidebook for anyone seeking to stand up for fundamental civil liberties and rights One of Washington Post's Notable Nonfiction Books of 2016 In an age of executive overreach, what role do American citizens have in safeguarding our Constitution and defending liberty? Must we rely on the federal courts, and the Supreme Court above all, to protect our rights? In Engines of Liberty, the esteemed legal scholar David Cole argues that we all have a part to play in the grand civic dramas of our era -- and in a revised introduction and conclusion, he proposes specific tactics for fighting Donald Trump's policies. Examining the most successful rights movements of the last thirty years, Cole reveals how groups of ordinary Americans confronting long odds have managed, time and time again, to convince the courts to grant new rights and protect existing ones. Engines of Liberty is a fundamentally new explanation of how our Constitution works and the part citizens play in it.
Categories: Law

Too Many Rights and Too Many Guns

Too Many Rights and Too Many Guns

This book examines the ugly pro-slavery and genocidal origins of the Second Amendment and the resentment, anger, and profit motives that fuel today's pro-gun culture. It offers a practical solution to the problem of gun violence.

Author: Lee Goodman

Publisher:

ISBN: 069238751X

Category: History

Page: 236

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Historically, the rights that individual Americans enjoy have also benefited the country as a whole. But the right to bear arms has become destructive of our society and a threat to all of our other rights. This book examines the ugly pro-slavery and genocidal origins of the Second Amendment and the resentment, anger, and profit motives that fuel today's pro-gun culture. It offers a practical solution to the problem of gun violence. "Lee Goodman provides a sweeping analysis of the history behind the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the rise of the gun culture in the U.S., and the campaign of fear orchestrated by pro-gun lobbies. His challenge is equally bold: Repeal the Second Amendment as the chief obstacle to the development of appropriate gun laws. Read this book. It just might save your life or that of someone you love." - Charles R. Strain, Professor of Religious Studies, DePaul University "Chicago and the nation continue to be under siege with the easy access to guns and the bullying of the NRA. Lee Goodman has been on the front lines trying to help save lives." - Rev. Michael L. Pfleger, Pastor, Faith Community of St. Sabina "Anyone sick and tired of the epidemic of gun violence across America needs to give this book a close read and seriously grapple with its ideas and the call to action for citizens to reclaim control of our democracy." - Ilya Sheyman, Executive Director, MoveOn.org Political Action
Categories: History

The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment

"The second ammendment has become one of the most controversial parts of the constitution.

Author: David Barton

Publisher: Wallbuilder Press

ISBN: 0925279773

Category: History

Page: 95

View: 524

"The second ammendment has become one of the most controversial parts of the constitution. Read the founders' words and examine their early laws on this subject. Furthermore, learn of their proposals made two centuries ago on how to deal with the gun violence that today shatters communities and causes the loss of life."
Categories: History

The Unexpected Scalia

The Unexpected Scalia

48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 Wood, “The Supreme Court and the Uses of History,” 39 Ohio Northern University Law Review 435, 443 (2013). Cornell agreed. ... Michael Waldman, The Second Amendment, a Biography 97–98, 100–101 (2014).

Author: David M. Dorsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107184107

Category: Law

Page: 395

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Justice Scalia was an important and divisive force in the United States, and his recent death has prompted widespread interest in his legal opinions. The unique point of view presented in this book, written by a personal friend, will attract considerable attention, from both scholars of politics and the general public.
Categories: Law

A Right to Bear Arms

A Right to Bear Arms

The Contested Role of History in Contemporary Debates on the Second Amendment Jennifer Tucker, Barton C. Hacker, Margaret Vining. Luttrell (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972), 444. 31. Journals of the House of Commons, 9:25.

Author: Jennifer Tucker

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781944466268

Category: Law

Page: 348

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This collection of essays explores the way history itself has become a contested element within the national legal debate about firearms. The debate over the Second Amendment has unveiled new and useful information about the history of guns and their possession and meaning in the United States of America. History itself has become contested ground in the debate about firearms and in the interpretation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Specifically this collection of essays gives special attention to the important and often overlooked dimension of the applications of history in the law. These essays illustrate the complexity of the firearms debate, the relation between law and behavior, and the role that historical knowledge plays in contemporary debates over law and policy. Wide-ranging and stimulating The Right to Bear Arms is bound to captivate both historians and casual readers alike.
Categories: Law