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Title Guns in law / edited by Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, Martha Merrill Umphrey.
Imprint Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2019]

Series The Amherst series in law, jurisprudence, and social thought.
Amherst series in law, jurisprudence, and social thought.
Subject United States. Constitution. 2nd Amendment.
Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Gun control -- United States.
Alt Name Sarat, Austin,
Douglas, Lawrence,
Umphrey, Martha Merrill,
Description 1 online resource (ix, 214 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Weapons have been a source of political and legal debate for centuries. Aristotle considered the possession of arms a fundamental source of political power and wrote that tyrants "mistrust the people and deprive them of their arms." Today ownership of weapons -- whether handguns or military-grade assault weapons -- poses more acute legal problems than ever before. In this volume, the editors' introduction traces the history of gun control in the United States, arguing that until the 1980s courts upheld reasonable gun control measures. The contributors confront urgent questions, among them the usefulness of history as a guide in ongoing struggles over gun regulation, the changing meaning of the Second Amendment, the perspective of law enforcement on guns and gun control law, and individual and relational perspectives on gun rights"--Publisher's description.
Note Online resource; title from electronic title page (Project MUSE, viewed September 11, 2019).
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; An Introduction: The Contested Legal Meanings of Guns; Chapter 1. The Changing Meaning of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms: 1688-1788: Neglected Common Law Contexts of the Second Amendment Debate; Chapter 2. The Expressive Second Amendment; Chapter 3. Guns, Interpretation, and Executive Branch Constitutionalism; Chapter 4. The Hard, Simple Truth about Gun Control; Chapter 5. Merely Regulation?: How Gun Law Matters for Public Law Enforcement
Chapter 6. Good Moms with Guns: Individual and Relational Rights in the Home, Family, and SocietyContributors; Index; Back Cover
ISBN 9781613766798 (electronic book)
1613766785 (electronic book)
9781613766781 (electronic book)
1613766793 (electronic book)
9781625344281 (hardcover)
1625344287 (hardcover)
9781625344298 (paperback)
1625344295 (paperback)
OCLC # 1060183015
Additional Format Print version: Guns in law. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2019 9781625344281 (DLC) 2018051830 (OCoLC)1060178690.

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