Defining Documents in American History: The Gun Debate, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1642650358
  • ISBN-13: 9781642650358
  • DDC: 363.330973
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Beginning with the drafting of the Constitution itself up to the present day, there have been intense arguments made both for and against the rights of citizens to form a "well-regulated militia" as set forth in the Second Amendment. The arguments have become more impassioned in recent years due to the rising number of incidents of school and mass shootings. This volume analyzes documents that have played a significant role in the attempt to balance the long tradition of gun culture in this country with calls for gun control, including: The Second Amendment<\I>; St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries; No Treason<\I>; U.S. v. Miller<\I>; District of Columbia v. Heller<\I> and Firearms in America: Personal Liberty versus Collective Responsibility<\I> . Chapters provide commentary and analysis of each primary source document, often reprinted in its entirety. Commentary includes a Summary, Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Detailed Document Analysis, and discussion of Essential Themes.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
The Constitution and Its Aftermath.
1: Federalist Papers 24 and 25.
2: Federalist Paper 46: “The Influence of the State and Federal Governments Compared”.
3: House of Representatives Debate on the Second Amendment.
4: The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
5: Militia Acts of 1792.
6: Militia Act of 1903 (The Dick Act).
7: Blackstone's Commentaries: With Notes of Reference, to the Constitution and Laws, of the Federal Government of the United States; and of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
8: Second Amendment Right to “Keep and Bear Arms”.
9: “All Guns Are Not Created Equal”.
As the Nation Expands.
10: A View of the Constitution of the United States.
11: Johnson v. Tompkins et al..
12: Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States.
13: State v. Huntly.
14: “Crime Against Kansas”.
15: An Introduction to the Constitutional Law of the United States.
16: United States v. Cruikshank.
17: Charter and Revised Ordinances of the City of Galveston, and All Ordinances in Force to October.
18: Presser v. Illinois.
19: The General Principles of Constitutional Law in the United States of America.