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Author Blocher, Joseph, author
Title The positive second amendment : rights, regulation, and the future of Heller / Joseph Blocher, Darrell A. H. Miller
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  KF3941 .B56 2018    AVAILABLE    30650020080616
Descript xi, 203 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Cambridge studies on civil rights and civil liberties
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
"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 our nation's debate over gun rights and regulation"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States
United States. Constitution. 2nd Amendment
Gun control -- United States
Constitutional history -- United States
Heller, Dick Anthony
LAW / Constitutional. bisacsh
Alt Author Miller, Darrell A. H., 1972- author
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