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Title:Stand Your Ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Caroline E. Light
Publisher:Beacon Press
ISBN:0807064661
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:248
Category:non-fiction, history, law, sociology, politics

Stand Your Ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense by Caroline E. Light

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Stand Your Ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense A history of America s Stand Your Ground gun laws from Reconstruction to Trayvon Martin b In the aftermath of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School conservative legislators and school administrators shocked some observers when they proposed armed public school patrols to protect children Yet this kind of DIY security activism predates the contemporary gun rights movement As Caroline Light proves support for good guys with guns relies on the entrenched belief that certain bad guys with guns threaten us all i Stand Your Ground i explores the development of the American right to self defense and reveals how the duty to retreat from threat was transformed into a selective right to kill In her rigorous genealogy Light traces white America s attachment to racialized lethal self defense from the original castle laws to the radicalization of the NRA A convincing treatise on the United States deadly ascension as the world s first Stand Your Ground nation Light shows how violent self defense has been legalized for the most privileged and made the most marginalized more vulnerable

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