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The Resource Guns, democracy, and the insurrectionist idea, Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson, (electronic resource)

Guns, democracy, and the insurrectionist idea, Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson, (electronic resource)

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Guns, democracy, and the insurrectionist idea
Title
Guns, democracy, and the insurrectionist idea
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson
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Language
eng
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1963-
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Horwitz, Joshua
Dewey number
323.4/3
LC call number
JC599.U5
LC item number
H626 2009
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1968-
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Anderson, Casey
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  • Civil rights
  • Gun control
  • Firearms
Summary expansion
The NRA steadfastly maintains that the 30,000 gun-related deaths and 300,000 assaults with firearms in the United States every year are a small price to pay to guarantee freedom. As former NRA President Charlton Heston put it, "freedom isn't free." And when gun enthusiasts talk about Constitutional liberties guaranteed by the Second Amendment, they are referring to freedom in a general sense, but they also have something more specific in mind---freedom from government oppression. They argue that the only way to keep federal authority in check is to arm individual citizens who can, if necessary, defend themselves from an aggressive government. In the past decade, this view of the proper relationship between government and individual rights and the insistence on a role for private violence in a democracy has been co-opted by the conservative movement. As a result, it has spread beyond extreme "militia" groups to influence state and national policy. In Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea , Josh Horwitz and Casey Anderson reveal that the proponents of this view base their argument on a deliberate misreading of history. The Insurrectionist myth has been forged by twisting the facts of the American Revolution and the founding of the United States, the denial of civil rights to African-Americans after the Civil War, and the rise of the Third Reich under Adolf Hitler. Here, Horwitz and Anderson set the record straight. Then, challenging the proposition that more guns equal more freedom, they expose Insurrectionism---not government oppression---as the true threat to freedom in the U.S. today. Joshua Horwitz received a law degree from George Washington University and is currently a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. He has spent nearly two decades working on gun violence prevention issues. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. Casey Anderson holds a law degree from Georgetown University and is currently a lawyer in private practice in Washington, D.C. He has served in senior staff positions with the U.S. Congress, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Americans for Gun Safety. He lives in Arlington, Virginia
Label
Guns, democracy, and the insurrectionist idea, Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-259) and index
Contents
  • What is the insurrectionist idea? -- What is the insurrectionist agenda? -- Who are the insurrectionists? -- The founding -- The Civil War and Reconstruction -- The rise of the Third Reich -- The meaning of freedom -- One gun, one vote? -- Democracy and the monopoly on force -- Insurrectionism and individual rights -- Effective democratic institutions
  • What is the insurrectionist idea? -- What is the insurrectionist agenda? -- Who are the insurrectionists? -- The founding -- The Civil War and Reconstruction -- The rise of the Third Reich -- The meaning of freedom -- One gun, one vote? -- Democracy and the monopoly on force -- Insurrectionism and individual rights -- Effective democratic institutions
  • What is the insurrectionist idea? -- What is the insurrectionist agenda? -- Who are the insurrectionists? -- The founding -- The Civil War and Reconstruction -- The rise of the Third Reich -- The meaning of freedom -- One gun, one vote? -- Democracy and the monopoly on force -- Insurrectionism and individual rights -- Effective democratic institutions
  • What is the insurrectionist idea? -- What is the insurrectionist agenda? -- Who are the insurrectionists? -- The founding -- The Civil War and Reconstruction -- The rise of the Third Reich -- The meaning of freedom -- One gun, one vote? -- Democracy and the monopoly on force -- Insurrectionism and individual rights -- Effective democratic institutions
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000338379
Dimensions
23 cm.
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unknown
Extent
274 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780472115723
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009014539
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000338379
Label
Guns, democracy, and the insurrectionist idea, Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-259) and index
Contents
  • What is the insurrectionist idea? -- What is the insurrectionist agenda? -- Who are the insurrectionists? -- The founding -- The Civil War and Reconstruction -- The rise of the Third Reich -- The meaning of freedom -- One gun, one vote? -- Democracy and the monopoly on force -- Insurrectionism and individual rights -- Effective democratic institutions
  • What is the insurrectionist idea? -- What is the insurrectionist agenda? -- Who are the insurrectionists? -- The founding -- The Civil War and Reconstruction -- The rise of the Third Reich -- The meaning of freedom -- One gun, one vote? -- Democracy and the monopoly on force -- Insurrectionism and individual rights -- Effective democratic institutions
  • What is the insurrectionist idea? -- What is the insurrectionist agenda? -- Who are the insurrectionists? -- The founding -- The Civil War and Reconstruction -- The rise of the Third Reich -- The meaning of freedom -- One gun, one vote? -- Democracy and the monopoly on force -- Insurrectionism and individual rights -- Effective democratic institutions
  • What is the insurrectionist idea? -- What is the insurrectionist agenda? -- Who are the insurrectionists? -- The founding -- The Civil War and Reconstruction -- The rise of the Third Reich -- The meaning of freedom -- One gun, one vote? -- Democracy and the monopoly on force -- Insurrectionism and individual rights -- Effective democratic institutions
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000338379
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
274 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780472115723
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009014539
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000338379

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