ERIC Number: EJ775444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
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Out of Range: An Interview with Mark Tushnet on the Second Amendment
Landman, James H.
Social Education, v71 n5 p237-242 Sep 2007
This September, Oxford University Press is publishing "Out of Range: Why the Constitution Can't End the Battle Over Guns." Written by Mark Tushnet, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, "Out of Range" explores competing interpretations of the Second Amendment and discusses how the entanglement of views on guns in the nation's culture wars is affecting the ability to reach a neutral compromise on gun policies. "Out of Range" is the third volume in the Oxford University Press series on Inalienable Rights, which is designed to educate the public about the nation's foundational ideals and to stimulate the kind of widespread critical engagement that is the hallmark of a healthy democracy. This article presents an interview with Mark Tushnet on the arguments presented in "Out of Range." Includes a teaching activity.
Descriptors: Weapons, Conflict Resolution, Public Policy, Civil Rights, Models, Constitutional Law, Cultural Context, State Action, Personal Autonomy, Government Role
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