Gun Control: Threat to Liberty or Defense Against Anarchy?

Hardcover | April 1, 1995

byWilbur Edel

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Federal restrictions on the sale and possession of some firearms were introduced during Prohibition when illegal "rumrunners" battling for territorial rights commonly used machine guns to destroy the opposition. More sweeping legislation was not passed until 1968, and from that time on the struggle has been between pro- and anti-control forces, with more controls created at state and local levels than at the federal level. However, the mood in Washington has turned, and the question now is how the country can be weaned away from the violence that pervades every aspect of living, from lawlessness to literature, entertainment, and even children's toys. This book traces the history of these gun control measures from the early days to our own violent age.

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Federal restrictions on the sale and possession of some firearms were introduced during Prohibition when illegal "rumrunners" battling for territorial rights commonly used machine guns to destroy the opposition. More sweeping legislation was not passed until 1968, and from that time on the struggle has been between pro- and anti-contro...

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This is a study of a part of American history that deals not just with gun control as such, but with basic concepts of personal liberty, government responsibility, and the fear of tyranny. All three of these influenced the people who took up arms in the American Revolution and who, for decades afterward, resisted every effort of the ce...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.57 × 6.5 × 1.01 inPublished:April 1, 1995Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275951456

ISBN - 13:9780275951450

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