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Gun Control on Trial: Inside the Supreme Court Battle Over the Second Amendment Hardcover – January 16, 2009
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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
About the Author
BRIAN DOHERTY is a senior editor at Reason magazine and Reason.com. He is the author of three previous books, including Radicals for Capitalism: A History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement and Gun Control on Trial. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and National Review, among other publications. He has been a commentator on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including The O Reilly Factor and Glenn Beck. He lives in Los Angeles.
Top Customer Reviews
Diane C. Donovan
Although I don't totally agree with the CATO Institute all the time (Libertarian Ideologues), they really came through for us law abiding gun owners.
Now, unfortunately, the NRA is running with the Heller case results as if they had something to do with it.
This is a good book to learn what really happened and why.
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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 on June 11, 2014 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