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The Resource Living with guns : a liberal's case for the Second Amendment, Craig R. Whitney

Living with guns : a liberal's case for the Second Amendment, Craig R. Whitney

Label
Living with guns : a liberal's case for the Second Amendment
Title
Living with guns
Title remainder
a liberal's case for the Second Amendment
Statement of responsibility
Craig R. Whitney
Title variation
Liberal's case for the Second Amendment
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Newtown. Columbine. Virginia Tech. Tucson. Aurora. Gun violence on a massive scale has become a plague in our society, yet politicians seem more afraid of having a serious conversation about guns than they are of the next horrific shooting. Any attempt to change the status quo, whether to strengthen gun regulations or weaken them, is sure to degenerate into a hysteria that changes nothing. Our attitudes toward guns are utterly polarized, leaving basic questions unasked: How can we reconcile the individual right to own and use firearms with the right to be safe from gun violence? Is keeping guns out of the hands of as many law-abiding Americans as possible really the best way to keep them out of the hands of criminals? And do 30,000 of us really have to die by gunfire every year as the price of a freedom protected by the Constitution? Craig R. Whitney, former editor at the New York Times, seeks out answers. He re-examines why the right to bear arms was enshrined in the Bill of Rights, and how it came to be misunderstood. He looks to colonial times, surveying the degree to which guns were a part of everyday life. Finally, blending history and reportage, Whitney explores how twentieth-century turmoil and culture war led to today's climate of activism, partisanship, and stalemate, in a nation that contains an estimated 300 million guns -- and probably at least 60 million gun owners. In the end, Whitney proposes a new way forward through our gun rights stalemate, showing how we can live with guns -- and why, with so many of them around, we have no other choice
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitney, Craig R.
Dewey number
323.4/3
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3941
LC item number
.W4425 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • United States
  • Firearms
  • Gun control
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Firearms
  • Gun control
  • United States
Label
Living with guns : a liberal's case for the Second Amendment, Craig R. Whitney
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gun battles of our day -- Guns and survival, guns and American independence -- Guns against tyranny -- Guns and self-defense in nineteenth-century America -- The Second Amendment and the Supreme Court -- Gun control and gun violence -- The thinking behind gun rights -- What can be done
Control code
ocn778420567
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781610391696
Lccn
2012028556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021729558
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610391696
  • (OCoLC)778420567
Label
Living with guns : a liberal's case for the Second Amendment, Craig R. Whitney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gun battles of our day -- Guns and survival, guns and American independence -- Guns against tyranny -- Guns and self-defense in nineteenth-century America -- The Second Amendment and the Supreme Court -- Gun control and gun violence -- The thinking behind gun rights -- What can be done
Control code
ocn778420567
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781610391696
Lccn
2012028556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021729558
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610391696
  • (OCoLC)778420567

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