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"As Brian Doherty so clearly demonstrates in Gun Control on Trial, were it not for the rights guaranteed in the Second Amendment--and reaffirmed, in this inside account, by the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller--we would forfeit our individual right to survive."
Columnist, Village Voice
Author, Living the Bill of Rights: How to Be an Authentic American
"Brian Doherty's Gun Control on Trial is to the Heller case what Richard Kluger's Simple Justice is to the Brown decision--an essential history made up of equal parts legal theory and personal struggle, presented in page-turning fashion."
Professor of Law, University of Tennessee
"The Supreme Court's Heller decision wasn't merely a political bombshell, it was an historic advance in the ongoing struggle to restore the first human right: the right to self-defense. Brian Doherty, a tireless intellectual sleuth, not only sheds light on the political and legal questions surrounding gun rights today, he lucidly puts them in their proper historical and philosophical context. This is required reading for those interested in, never mind committed to, the right to self-defense."
Contributing Editor, National Review
Author, Liberal Fascism
Brian Doherty is a senior editor at Reason magazine and Reason.com. He is the author of the books Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement and This is Burning Man. His articles have appeared in dozens of national publications, and he has appeared as a commentator and analyst on hundreds of TV and radio programs.
This book enlightens us about the people and political groups that were involved in D.C. v. Heller. There was a lot more to this trial than just the Second Amendment!Published 16 months ago by Noldor
The book has some interesting bits of information but it is on the wordy side. Most of the points made could likely have been stated more succinctly.Published on February 18, 2013 by Gary M. Fellner
When an author is ideologically committed to a cause -- in this case, unfettered gun ownership -- the product is certain to be biased and incomplete. So it is with this book. Read morePublished on September 26, 2009 by M. J. Wilkinson