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Author Blocher, Joseph,
Title The Positive Second Amendment : Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller / Joseph Blocher, Darrell A.H. Miller.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.

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Author Blocher, Joseph,
Series Cambridge Studies on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Cambridge studies on civil rights and civil liberties.
Subject Heller, Dick Anthony.
United States. Constitution. 2nd Amendment.
Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Gun control -- United States.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Alt Name Miller, Darrell A. H., 1972-
Description 1 online resource.
Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Sep 2018).
Summary The Second Amendment is among the most recognized provisions of the Constitution. It is also perhaps the most misunderstood. Common misconceptions about the amendment - what it forbids, what it permits, how it functions as law - distort the gun debate and America's constitutional culture. In The Positive Second Amendment, Blocher and Miller provide the first comprehensive post-Heller account of the history, theory, and law of the right to keep and bear arms. Their aim is not to pick sides in the gun debate, but rather to show how a positive account of the 'constitutional' Second Amendment differs from its political cousin. Understanding the right to keep and bear arms as constitutional law will challenge many deeply held beliefs. But it may also provide a better way to negotiate the seemingly intractable issues that afflict America's debate over gun rights and regulation.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction: The Gun Debate and the Constitution; 1. Gun Rights and Regulation in American History; 2. Militias, Private Purposes, and the Road to Heller; 3. Understanding Heller; 4. Heller's Aftermath: "A Vast Terra Incognita"; 5. The Constitutional Grammar of the Second Amendment; 6. What is the Second Amendment for?; 7. Second Amendment Law and the Gun Debate.
ISBN 9781316666029 (ebook)
1316666026 (ebook)
9781107158696 (hardback)
9781316611289 (paperback)
OCLC # 1055815199
Additional Format Print version: 9781107158696.

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