Journals Higher Education



05 September 2007

176 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195304244

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Why the Constitution Can't End the Battle over Guns

Mark V. Tushnet

Inalienable Rights

  • Takes a calm, objective look at the bitter debate between The National Rifle Association and gun-control groups
  • Offers deep expertise in the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the role of the law in American life
  • Breaks down the different positions on the Second Amendment, showing that it is a mistake to stereotype them
  • Examines various experiments in public policy, from both sides, and finds little clear evidence for the practical effectiveness of any approach to gun safety and prosecution