The Resource The second amendment : a biography, Michael Waldman

The second amendment : a biography, Michael Waldman

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The second amendment : a biography
Title
The second amendment
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Michael Waldman
Title variation
2nd Amendment
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Language
eng
Summary
By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights. At a time of renewed debate over guns in America, what does the Second Amendment mean' This book looks at history to provide some surprising, illuminating answers. The Amendment was written to calm public fear that the new national government would crush the state militias made up of all (white) adult men'who were required to own a gun to serve. Waldman recounts the raucous public debate that has surrounded the amendment from its inception to the present. As the country spread to the Western frontier, violence spread too. But through it all, gun control was abundant. In the 20th century, with Prohibition and gangsterism, the first federal control laws were passed. In all four separate times the Supreme Court ruled against a constitutional right to own a gun. The present debate picked up in the 1970s'part of a backlash to the liberal 1960s and a resurgence of libertarianism. A newly radicalized NRA entered the campaign to oppose gun control and elevate the status of an obscure constitutional provision. In 2008, in a case that reached the Court after a focused drive by conservative lawyers, the US Supreme Court ruled for the first time that the Constitution protects an individual right to gun ownership. Famous for his theory of "originalism," Justice Antonin Scalia twisted it in this instance to base his argument on contemporary conditions. In The Second Amendment: A Biography, Michael Waldman shows that our view of the amendment is set, at each stage, not by a pristine constitutional text, but by the push and pull, the rough and tumble of political advocacy and public agitation
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"By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights"--
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10313143
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1960-
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Waldman, Michael
Dewey number
344.730533
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF3941
LC item number
.W353 2014
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unknown
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  • United States.
  • Guns
  • Constitutional history
  • Gun control
  • United States
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adult
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The second amendment : a biography, Michael Waldman
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  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 06, 2014)
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476747460
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
EB00561608
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
4C0578BD-F71F-48D8-8ACF-8B58B32A09CD
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(OCoLC)892938656
Label
The second amendment : a biography, Michael Waldman
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 06, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476747460
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00561608
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4C0578BD-F71F-48D8-8ACF-8B58B32A09CD
System control number
(OCoLC)892938656

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