Friday, June 27, 2008

Supreme Court Takes Stand for Gun Owners

Gun owners hailed the Supreme Court's latest decision to overturn a Washington, D.C. prohibition on handguns as reported in a June 26, 2008 Dallas Morning News story ("Supreme Court strikes down D.C. handgun ban"). This latest decision about an individual's right to carry guns has some limitations that are noted in the article. Still this broader interpretation of the Constitution's Second Amendment is historic for gun rights advocates.

Review selected library titles related to the firearms laws and the Second Amendment available now at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a book, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library. Call the library at 281-290-3218 to check your PIN if you do not remember it. Use these subject words to find more in the library catalog:

  • 2nd Amendment
  • firearms laws
  • United States militia
  • gun control
Out of Range book coverOut of Range: Why the Constitution Can't End the Battle over Guns by Mark V. Tushnet - Oxford University Press, 2007
call number: 344.73 Tus

A Well-Regulated Militia book cover A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America by Saul Cornell - Oxford University Press, 2006
call number: 344.73 Cor

The Second Amendment in Law and History book cover The Second Amendment in Law and History: Historians and Constitutional Scholars on the Right to Bear Arms edited by Carl T. Bogus - New Press, 2001
call number 344.73 Sec

The Right to Bear ArmsThe Right to Bear Arms: Rights and Liberties under the Law by Robert J. Spitzer - ABC-CLIO, 2001
call number: 344.73 Spi

1 comment:

Hannah said...

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