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    Eugene Volokh published first law school textbook on Second Amendment

    http://volokh.com/2012/05/15/new-tex...ts-and-policy/

    The first law school textbook on the Second Amendment is now available from Aspen Publishers. The co-author are Nick Johnson (Fordham), Michael O’Shea (Oklahoma City), George Mocsary (Connecticut), and me. Here’s the publisher’s page for the textbook, from which professors can request a free review copy. The book is also available for civilian purchase from Amazon ($168.47 list price - only 2 left as of 5/16/12)
    We also have our own website for the book http://firearmsregulation.org/ . There, you can read the detailed Table of Contents, and the Preface. The website is in an early stage of development; eventually, it will include detailed research guides and topic suggestions for students who are writing seminar papers.
    Besides the 11 chapters in 1,008 pages of the printed book, there will also be four more on-line only chapters, available to purchasers of the printed book. These chapters will be: 12, Social science about firearms policy. 13, International law. 14, Comparative law. 15, A detailed explanation of firearms and their function. (Chapter 1 of the printed book provides a brief explanation of firearms and their function; the on-line chapter will go into much greater detail [e.g., what is a lever action gun?], and will have illustrations and photos.)

    Finally, Firearms Law is the first law school textbook to be the subject of a podcast series. The published podcasts are: Chapter 3, The Colonies and the Revolution. Chapter 2, Antecedents of the Second Amendment: From Confucius to the British Whigs. Chapter 1, An introduction to firearms laws and firearms function. As the summer progresses, we will be adding more, and some chapters may have more than one. Thus far, all the podcasts are interviews of me, but as we make our way through the book, other co-authors will also appear in the podcasts.
    Be still my beating heart. And let me win the lottery so I can afford a copy. I do not qualify for any student loans, and could not pay them back if I did.

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    Well, there go my aspirations for writing such a book...
    The First protects the Second, and the Second protects the First. Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and our United States Constitution, and help We the People protect ourselves in the spirit of our Declaration of Independence.

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    Well it sounds like it would be a blast to read but I'm not a budding legal gun scholar so I fear a fair bit of it will be dry legalese for the layman. I wonder if there exists, or if this textbook could be rewritten, a comprehensive history of gun law history at the high school or undergraduate reading level so that the masses could avail themselves?
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    Once upon a time we might have petitioned our public libraries to stock an author like Professor Eugene Volokh. Now we get Baraka Hussein Obama and J/K Rowling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Well it sounds like it would be a blast to read but I'm not a budding legal gun scholar so I fear a fair bit of it will be dry legalese for the layman. I wonder if there exists, or if this textbook could be rewritten, a comprehensive history of gun law history at the high school or undergraduate reading level so that the masses could avail themselves?
    It's not all in one book like the lawschool text tries to accomplish, but John Lott is a good place to start. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ords=john+lott Many Some of his stuff may be in your local library, or available on inter-library loan from BigCity Public Library. Some of his more academic stuff might be found at the library of a nearby college/university. Often you can get borrowing privileges on your local public library card.

    Once you wade through the stuff on the page cited, check out the "what other stuff people have ordered who ordered this stuff" links. It probably will be a rabbit hole for your time, but worth it if only for the exposure to what's out there.

    stay safe.
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