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Do Guns Make Us Free? : Democracy and the Armed Society, EPUB eBook

Do Guns Make Us Free? : Democracy and the Armed Society EPUB

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This study investigates the relationship between gun ownership and democracy, exposing the dubious claims of the NRA and other gun rights supporters.

One of the most vital and polarizing debates in American society today concerns the Second Amendment of the Constitution and the rights of citizens to bear arms. The core argument of gun advocates like the National Rifle Association is that the proliferation of firearms is essential to maintaining freedom in America. They contend that access to guns gives private citizens a defense against possible government tyranny, thereby safeguarding all our other rights. But is this argument valid? Do guns indeed make us free?

Firmin DeBrabrander examines claims offered in favor of unchecked gun ownership in this insightful and eye-opening analysis. By exposing the contradictions and misinterpretations presented by gun rights supporters, DeBradander concludes that an armed society is not a free society but one that, in fact, actively hinders democratic participation.


  • Format: EPUB
  • Pages: 297 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (Ignition)
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Civil rights & citizenship
  • ISBN: 9780300213652

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