Gunfight The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America

ISBN-10: 0393345831
ISBN-13: 9780393345834
Edition: 2013
Authors: Adam Winkler
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Description: Gunfight is a timely work examining America’s four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. In this definitive and provocative history, Adam Winkler reveals how guns—not abortion, race, or religion—are at the  More...

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.19" long x 0.89" tall
Weight: 0.924

Gunfight is a timely work examining America’s four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. In this definitive and provocative history, Adam Winkler reveals how guns—not abortion, race, or religion—are at the heart of America’s cultural divide. Using the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller—which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation’s capital—as a springboard, 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.

Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been featured on CNN and in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Republic. A columnist for the Daily Beast, he lives in Los Angeles.

New Introduction
Preface
Big Guns and Little Guns at the Supreme Court
"Gun Grabbers"
"Gun Nuts"
Guns of Our Fathers
Civil War
The Wild West
Gangsters, Guns, and G-men
By Any Means Necessary
Decision
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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