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The Second Amendment on Trial

The Second Amendment on Trial

Critical Essays on District of Columbia V. Heller

The Second Amendment on Trial( )
Editor: Cornell, Saul
Kozuskanich, Nathan
ISBN:978-1-55849-995-9
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of Massachusetts Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $25.95
Book Description:

On the final day of its 2008 term, a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-to-4 decision striking down the District of Columbia's stringent gun control laws as a violation of the Second Amendment. Reversing almost seventy years of settled precedent, the high court reinterpreted the meaning of the "right of the people to keep and bear arms" to affirm an individual right to own a gun in the home for purposes of self-defense. The landmark ruling not only opened a new chapter in...
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Pages:456
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Constitutions
Law / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.06 x 8.97 x 1.24 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds

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