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The Resource Living with guns : a liberal's case for the Second Amendment, Craig R. Whitney

Living with guns : a liberal's case for the Second Amendment, Craig R. Whitney

Label
Living with guns : a liberal's case for the Second Amendment
Title
Living with guns
Title remainder
a liberal's case for the Second Amendment
Statement of responsibility
Craig R. Whitney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "America's war over gun control has raged since the 1960s. In 2008, the Supreme Court startled the left by concluding that with the Second Amendment the founders elevated "above all other interests" the right to bear arms "in defense of hearth and home." Liberals feared the NRA would succeed in rolling back regulations nationwide. Discussion about guns in America has been stalemated, shortcircuited, and dominated by rigidly and mutually intolerant ideologies. Yet we may be closer to a solution than either side may imagine.In Living With Guns, veteran New York Times editor Craig Whitney carefully reexamines America's relationship with guns, showing how guns are an important part of American culture. The earliest colonists needed them to survive. We have nearly 300 million of them today. Trying to restrict gun ownership doesn't effectively deter crime--we need to get serious about what actually works. Whitney shows that, if we focus on controlling violence rather than guns themselves, the Second Amendment may not be so lethal as the left would like to think"--
  • "A longtime New York Times editor reexamines America's long relationship with guns, finding less than meets the eye in arguments for greater gun regulation"--
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Citation location within source
  • November 01, 2012
  • November 01, 2012
  • October 15, 2012
  • August 27, 2012
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitney, Craig R.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Firearms
  • Gun control
Target audience
adult
Label
Living with guns : a liberal's case for the Second Amendment, Craig R. Whitney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2012028556
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781610391696
Lccn
2012028556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610391696
  • (OCoLC)778420567
Label
Living with guns : a liberal's case for the Second Amendment, Craig R. Whitney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2012028556
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781610391696
Lccn
2012028556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610391696
  • (OCoLC)778420567

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      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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