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Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America - Adam Winkler
Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America
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A provocative history that reveals how guns—not abortion, race, or religion—are at the heart of America's cultural divide.Gunfight promises to be a seminal work in its examination of America's four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. In the tradition of... show more
A provocative history that reveals how guns—not abortion, race, or religion—are at the heart of America's cultural divide.Gunfight promises to be a seminal work in its examination of America's four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. In the tradition of Gideon's Trumpet, Adam Winkler uses the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation's capital, as a springboard for a groundbreaking historical narrative. From the Founding Fathers and the Second Amendment to the origins of the Klan, ironically as a gun control organization, the debate over guns has always generated controversy. Whether examining the Black Panthers' role in provoking the modern gun rights movement or Ronald Reagan's efforts to curtail gun ownership, Winkler brilliantly weaves together the dramatic stories of gun rights advocates and gun control lobbyists, providing often unexpected insights into the venomous debate that now cleaves our nation. 20 black-and-white illustrations
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393077414 (0393077411)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 361
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 Uneven look at the issues of guns in the US.
I had high hopes for the book. I saw this cited in a newspaper and thought it sounded like an intriguing book. I wasn't expecting to have my mind changed or anything like that, but it seemed like a good history to read. Unfortunately, that's not it. While there's fascinating and interesting inform...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
2.0 Gunfight
It had quite a few good ideas and information, but I spent most of my time skim reading past all the worthless political and court jargon or trying to avoid falling asleep.
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