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That Every Man be Armed

That Every Man be Armed

The Evolution of a Constitutional Right

  • Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826352987
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 312
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"A revised and updated edition of Halbrook's 1984 book discussing the Second Amendment and the individual right to bear arms"--Provided by publisher.

That Every Man Be Armed

That Every Man Be Armed

The Evolution of a Constitutional Right. Revised and Updated Edition.

  • Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826352995
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 336
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That Every Man Be Armed, the first scholarly book on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, has played a significant role in constitutional debate and litigation since it was first published in 1984. Halbrook traces the right to bear arms from ancient Greece and Rome to the English republicans, then to the American Revolution and Constitution, through the Reconstruction period extending the right to African Americans, and onward to today’s controversies. With reviews of recent literature and court decisions, this new edition ensures that Halbrook’s study remains the most comprehensive general work on the right to keep and bear arms.

A Right to Bear Arms

A Right to Bear Arms

State and Federal Bills of Rights and Constitutional Guarantees

  • Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313265396
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 163
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This work examines the significance of the right to bear arms in each of the first states and the state influences on the adoption of the Second Amendment of the federal constitution. This is the first book ever published on the immediate origins of the right to bear arms in the state and federal bill of rights. The work relies primarily on original sources such as period newspapers, constitutional convention debates, and the writings of the framers of the first state constitutions. The epilogue accounts for changes in bills of rights that have affected the issue of the right to bear arms.

Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms, 1866-1876

Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms, 1866-1876

  • Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275963316
  • Category: History
  • Page: 230
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The dazzle of gold emanates from 173 mostly color illustrations in this catalogue for the traveling U. of Penn. exhibit of the same name (October 1998-May 2001). Four chapters by Zettler introduce these treasures from early dynastic Mesopotamia, and seven essays expound on aspects of the excavation

Securing Civil Rights

Securing Civil Rights

Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms

  • Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
  • Publisher: Independent Inst
  • ISBN: 9781598130386
  • Category: History
  • Page: 241
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Previously published: Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the right to bear arms, 1866-1876. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, c1998.

No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies

No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies

Women and the Obligations of Citizenship

  • Author: Linda K. Kerber
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0809073846
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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By turning upside down the traditional paradigm of women's history as one of rights, Kerber shows us that there is no "right" to be excused from the obligations of citizenship. Hers is an invaluable new way of understanding the history of women in America - and American history more generally.

Supreme Court gun cases

Supreme Court gun cases

two centuries of gun rights revealed

  • Author: David B. Kopel,Stephen P. Halbrook,Alan Korwin
  • Publisher: Bloomfield Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 667
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A Well-Regulated Militia

A Well-Regulated Militia

The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America

  • Author: Saul Cornell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195341031
  • Category: History
  • Page: 270
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A leading constitutional historian argues that the Founding Fathers viewed the right to bear arms as neither an individual nor a collective right, but rather an obligation a citizen owed to the government to arm themselves and participate in a well-regulated militia.

The Militia and the Right to Arms, Or, How the Second Amendment Fell Silent

The Militia and the Right to Arms, Or, How the Second Amendment Fell Silent

  • Author: H. Richard Uviller,William G. Merkel,William G.. Merkel
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822330172
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 338
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DIVProvides a historically grounded examination of the original meaning of the 2nd Amendment and an interpretation of the rights it safeguards (or doesn't) in the light of that historical understanding./div

The Founders' Second Amendment

The Founders' Second Amendment

Origins of the Right to Bear Arms

  • Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
  • ISBN: 1615780149
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
  • View: 1913
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Stephen P. Halbrook's The Founders' Second Amendment is the first book-length account of the origins of the Second Amendment, based on the Founders' own statements as found in newspapers, correspondence, debates, and resolutions. Mr. Halbrook investigates the period from 1768 to 1826, from the last years of British rule and the American Revolution through to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the passing of the Founders' generation. His book offers the most comprehensive analysis of the arguments behind the drafting and adoption of the Second Amendment, and the intentions of the men who created it.

Out of Range

Out of Range

Why the Constitution Can't End the Battle Over Guns

  • Author: Mark V. Tushnet
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195304241
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 156
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The answer to the debate will not be found in any holy writ, but in our values and our vision of the nation."--BOOK JACKET.

Swiss and the Nazis

Swiss and the Nazis

How the Alpine Republic Survived in the Shadow of the Third Reich

  • Author: Stephen Halbrook
  • Publisher: Casemate
  • ISBN: 1612000290
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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While surrounded by the Axis powers in World War II, Switzerland remained democratic and, unlike most of Europe, never succumbed to the siren songs and threats of the Nazi goliath. This book tells the story with emphasis on two voices rarely heard. One voice is that of scores of Swiss who lived in those dark years, told through oral history. They mobilized to defend the country, labored on the farms, and helped refugees. The other voice is that of Nazi Intelligence, those who spied on the Swiss and planned subversion and invasion. Exhaustive documents from the German military archives reveals a chilling rendition of attack plans which would be dissuaded in part by Switzerland's armed populace and Alpine defenses. Laced with unique maps and photos, the book is organized into four units. The first, A War of Words and Nerves, depicts how the Swiss mobilized an active "spiritual defense" of their country. Chapters describe jokes and slurs the Swiss devised to characterize the "Nazi pigs," the use of the press and cabaret as weapons against totalitarianism, and the role of Swiss newsreels in building the spirit of resistance. German prewar subversion plans are also revealed. The second unit, To Resist to the Death, concerns military preparations. Swiss soldiers recall an epoch when every day could have been "the day" when all hell would break lose and they would meet the enemy. Blitzkrieg plans against Switzerland devised by the German Wehrmacht in 1940 are described in detail. Switzerland was an armed camp with countless fortifications, against which the Axis could have attempted access with extreme costs in blood. In Switzerland, Jews -- like all other citizens -- were in arms, and Jewish officers served in the highest levels of the Swiss army. Struggle for Survival: Food, Fuel and Fear, the third unit, presents oral histories of daily life during the war with its shortages, alarms, and rumors. The role of women in the military and the economy are probed. A chapter on the refugee crisis investigates whether Swiss officials played a role in Germany's adoption of the "J" stamp on Jewish passports, how Switzerland became a lifeboat for refugees, and how asylum policies were liberalized as the persecution of Jews escalated. Espionage and Subversion, the fourth and final unit, covers strategic issues and intelligence activities. German attack plans and bickering in the Gestapo about who would rule a conquered Switzerland persisted. One chapter focuses on Davos, where the Swiss struggled against a Fifth Column and which became a safe haven for American airmen whose crippled bombers made it to Swiss territory. The last chapter profiles Switzerland as America's window on the Reich -- how Allen Dulles and his OSS spied on the Nazis, at times with help from Swiss Intelligence. Halbrook's other books include the award-winning Target Switzerland: Swiss Armed Neutrality in World War II, which was published in five languages.

The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment

A Biography

  • Author: Michael Waldman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476747458
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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At a time of renewed debate over guns in America, what does the Second Amendment mean? This book looks at history to provide some surprising, illuminating answers. The Amendment was written to calm public fear that the new national government would crush the state militias made up of all (white) adult men -- who were required to own a gun to serve. Waldman recounts the raucous public debate that has surrounded the amendment from its inception to the present. As the country spread to the Western frontier, violence spread too. But through it all, gun control was abundant. In the 20th century, with Prohibition and gangsterism, the first federal control laws were passed. On all four occasions, the Supreme Court ruled against a constitutional right to own a gun. The present debate picked up in the 1970s -- part of a backlash to the liberal 1960s and a resurgence of libertarianism. A newly radicalized NRA entered the campaign to oppose gun control and elevate the status of an obscure constitutional provision. In 2008, in a case that reached the Court after a focused drive by conservative lawyers, the US Supreme Court ruled for the first time that the Constitution protects an individual right to gun ownership. Famous for his theory of "originalism," Justice Antonin Scalia twisted it in this instance to base his argument on contemporary conditions. Waldman shows that our view of the amendment is set, at each stage, not by a pristine constitutional text, but by the push and pull, the rough and tumble of political advocacy and public agitation.

Debating Gun Control

Debating Gun Control

How Much Regulation Do We Need?

  • Author: David DeGrazia,Lester H. Hunt
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019025128X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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Americans have a deeply ambivalent relationship to guns. The United States leads all nations in rates of private gun ownership, yet stories of gun tragedies frequent the news, spurring calls for tighter gun regulations. The debate tends to be acrimonious and is frequently misinformed and illogical. The central question is the extent to which federal or state governments should regulate gun ownership and use in the interest of public safety. In this volume, David DeGrazia and Lester Hunt examine this policy question primarily from the standpoint of ethics: What would morally defensible gun policy in the United States look like? Hunt's contribution argues that the U.S. Constitution is right to frame the right to possess a firearm as a fundamental human right. The right to arms is in this way like the right to free speech. More precisely, it is like the right to own and possess a cell phone or an internet connection. A government that banned such weapons would be violating the right of citizens to protect themselves. This is a function that governments do not perform: warding off attacks is not the same thing as punishing perpetrators after an attack has happened. Self-protection is a function that citizens must carry out themselves, either by taking passive steps (such as better locks on one's doors) or active ones (such as acquiring a gun and learning to use it safely and effectively). DeGrazia's contribution features a discussion of the Supreme Court cases asserting a constitutional right to bear arms, an analysis of moral rights, and a critique of the strongest arguments for a moral right to private gun ownership. He follows with both a consequentialist case and a rights-based case for moderately extensive gun control, before discussing gun politics and advancing policy suggestions. In debating this important topic, the authors elevate the quality of discussion from the levels that usually prevail in the public arena. DeGrazia and Hunt work in the discipline of academic philosophy, which prizes intellectual honesty, respect for opposing views, command of relevant facts, and rigorous reasoning. They bring the advantages of philosophical analysis to this highly-charged issue in the service of illuminating the strongest possible cases for and against (relatively extensive) gun regulations and whatever common ground may exist between these positions.

Gun Control in the Third Reich

Gun Control in the Third Reich

Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State"

  • Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
  • Publisher: Independent Inst
  • ISBN: 9781598131611
  • Category: History
  • Page: 247
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Presents the history of how the Nazi regime used laws restricting firearms ownership to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate power which rendered political opponents defenseless.

Gun Control in Nazi Occupied-france

Gun Control in Nazi Occupied-france

Tyranny and Resistance

  • Author: Stephen P. Halbrook
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781598133073
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Nazi Germany invaded France in 1940. In every occupied town, Nazi soldiers put up posters that demanded that civilians surrender their firearms within twenty-four hours or else be shot. Despite the consequences, many French citizens refused to comply with the order. In Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France: Tyranny and Resistance, Stephen P. Halbrook tells this story of Nazi repression and the brave French men and women who refused to surrender to it. Drawing on records of the German occupation and testimonies from members of the French resistance, Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France is the first book to focus on the Nazis' efforts to disarm the French.

More Guns, Less Crime

More Guns, Less Crime

Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition

  • Author: John R. Lott
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226493671
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 472
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On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime drew both lavish praise and heated criticism. More than a decade later, it continues to play a key role in ongoing arguments over gun-control laws: despite all the attacks by gun-control advocates, no one has ever been able to refute Lott’s simple, startling conclusion that more guns mean less crime. Relying on the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever conducted on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws, the book directly challenges common perceptions about the relationship of guns, crime, and violence. For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central contention.

The Law of Nations

The Law of Nations

Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns. A Work Tending to Display the True Interest of Powers

  • Author: Emer de Vattel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: International law
  • Page: 563
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The Future of Indian and Federal Reserved Water Rights

The Future of Indian and Federal Reserved Water Rights

The Winters Centennial

  • Author: Barbara Cosens,Judith V. Royster
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826351239
  • Category: History
  • Page: 386
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On January 6, 1908, the Supreme Court ruled that when land is set aside for the use of Indian tribes, that reservation of land includes reserved water rights. The Winters Doctrine, as it has come to be known, is now a fundamental principle of both federal Indian law and water law and has expanded beyond Indian reservations to include all federal reservations of land. Ordinarily, there would not be much to say about a one hundred-year-old Supreme Court case. But while its central conclusion that a claim to water was reserved when the land was reserved for Indians represents a commitment to justice, the exact nature of that commitment-its legal basis, scope, implications for non-Indian water rights holders, the purposes for and quantities of water reserved, the geographic nexus between the land and the water reserved, and many other details of practical consequence-has been, and continues to be, litigated and negotiated. In this detailed collection of essays, lawyers, historians, and tribal leaders explore the nuances of these issues and legacies.

Loaded

Loaded

A Disarming History of the Second Amendment

  • Author: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Publisher: City Lights Books
  • ISBN: 0872867242
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 236
  • View: 5163
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A provocative, timely, and deeply-researched history of gun culture and how it reflects race and power in the United States