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Repeal the Second Amendment : the case for a safer America  Cover Image Book Book

Repeal the Second Amendment : the case for a safer America

Lichtman, Allan J. (author.).

Item details

  • ISBN: 1250244404
  • ISBN: 9781250244406
  • Physical Description: 328 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-311) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The toll of gun violence -- Guns in early America -- Adoption of the Second Amendment -- A century of gun controls -- Enter the federal government -- Assassinations and debates over gun control -- The NRA reinvents the Second Amendment -- The original sin of Justice Scalia's originalism : D.C. v. Heller -- Iron triangle : the gun lobby, gun industry, and politicians -- Follow the money -- Debunking the gun lobby's case for firearms self-defense -- "More guns, less crime," another gun lobby myth -- A path to repeal -- After repeal : gun control reforms for a safer America.
Summary, etc.: "A radical case for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment as the only way to control gun violence in America There's an average of one mass shooting per day in the United States. Given the ineffectiveness of the gun control lobby, it's time for a strategy with spine. In Repeal the Second Amendment, Allan J. Lichtman has written the first book that uses history, legal theory and up-to-the-minute data to make a compelling case for the amendment's repeal in order to create a clear road to sensible gun control in the US. Repeal the Second Amendment explores both the true history and current interpretation of the Second Amendment to expose the NRA's blatant historical manipulations and irresponsible fake news releases. Lichtman looks at the history of firearms and gun regulations from colonial times to the present to explain how a historically forgotten sentence in the Constitution has become a flash point of recent politics that benefits only of the gun industry, their lobbyists, and the politicians on their payroll. He probes court decisions and the effective lobbying and public relations strategies of the gun lobby as well as the ineffectiveness of the gun control movement for lessons in doing better. What emerges is a clear and cogent plan - repeal and replace the Second Amendment without taking guns away from anyone who has them now - to make the US a safer place. It's time to Repeal the Second Amendment, and Allan Lichtman is the man to bring this radical plan to America"--
Subject: Firearms Law and legislation United States
United States. 2nd Amendment.
Firearms ownership Government policy United States
Gun control United States
Law reform United States
Genre: Manifestos.
Creative nonfiction.

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