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Author Bajramovic, Hana, author.

Title Whose right is it? : the Second Amendment and the fight over guns / Hana Bajramovic.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  344.73 Bajramovic    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Gun violence in America -- The early history of the gun -- Two revolutions -- The origins of the gun industry -- Slavery and the Civil War -- The origins of the NRA -- Reconstruction -- The "Wild" West -- The first national gun laws -- The civil rights movement -- A revolution at the NRA -- The new NRA -- District of Columbia v. Heller -- Would more guns laws reduce gun deaths? -- #NeverAgain.
Indexed In: Junior Library Guild
Summary "The Second Amendment, ratified into the Bill of Rights in 1791, states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The amendment grows ever relevant to young people across America. From metal detectors to see-through backpacks to active shooter drills, students face constant reminders of the threat of guns. Some say we need stricter gun laws; some go so far as to demand that we repeal the Second Amendment. Others contend that the Constitution protects an individual's right to own a gun and that nothing should get in the way of that right. Whose Right Is it? The Second Amendment and the Fight Over Guns explains how a once-obscure amendment became an ever-present topic on the news and social media. Filled with historical photos and informative graphics, this book will reveal how gun legislation has always been a part of American history and how money, power, and race have shaped the gun debate"--Jacket flap.
Audience Ages 15-17.
Grades 10-12.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject United States. Constitution. 2nd Amendment -- Juvenile literature.
United States. Constitution. 2nd Amendment.
United States. Constitution. 1st-10th amendments.
Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Gun control -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Firearms -- Law and legislation.
Gun control.
Gun control -- United States.
ISBN 9781250224255 : 17.85

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