A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ulV9W66bOcc"]Craig Whitney on Living With Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment [/ame]

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    In Living with Guns, Craig R. Whitney, former foreign correspondent and editor at the New York Times, seeks out answers. He re-examines why the right to bear arms was enshrined in the Bill of Rights, and how it came to be misunderstood. He looks to colonial times, surveying the degree to which guns were a part of everyday life. Finally, blending history and reportage, Whitney explores how twentieth-century turmoil and culture war led to today’s climate of activism, partisanship, and stalemate, in a nation that contains an estimated 300 million guns––and probably at least 60 million gun owners.

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    David K. Shipler, author of The Rights of the People and Rights at Risk

    "Whether you come from the right or the left, this meticulously researched and argued book will make you think hard and reconsider your assumptions. His illuminating research into gun ownership and gun control in early America is an antidote to absolutism. It should be read closely by both sides in the debate."

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