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Firearms Law and the Second Amendment : Regulation, Rights, and Policy (Hardcover) (Nicholas J. Johnson
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This casebook is the first and only traditional law school casebook to cover the subject. It provides a comprehensive treatment of cases and materials before and after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark cases in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010), which affirmed the constitutional right to private firearm possession and use, and made the right enforceable against the states. From days of Anglo-Saxon King Alfred’s militia in the eighth century through the latest cases on electric stun guns and 3-D printed firearms, this casebook covers all aspects of firearms law, policy, and regulation. Rather than looking at arms laws in isolation, the book pays careful attention to changing contexts in race, class, religion, technology, and politics. It is ideally suited to law school courses on firearms law, the Second Amendment, criminal law, jurisprudence and legal history.
- Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of firearms law, from early English origins to present-day debates.
- Ideally suited for a dedicated law school course in firearms law and the Second Amendment.
- Supplemental materials on the website will provide a continuing research resource, tracking the most current developments in firearms law, regulation, and policy.
- Five online chapters on firearms and status, the philosophy of citizen arms bearing, international law, comparative law, and an in-depth explanation of firearm and ammunition functionality.