Under Fire: The NRA and the Battle for Gun Control

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University of Iowa Press, 1998 - Social Science - 338 pages
Originally published in 1993, Under Fire was widely hailed as the first objective examination of the NRA and its efforts to defeat gun control legislation. Now in this expanded edition, Osha Gray Davidson shows how the NRA's extremism has cost the organization both political power and popular support. He offers a well-reasoned and workable approach to gun control, one that will find many supporters even among the NRA membership.
 

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People have the constitutional right to use guns. Nothing is worse than not being able to fend off intruders. Policemen can't be there during every domestic abuse situations.

Contents

The Stockton Lesson
3
The Early Years
20
One of the Great Religions of the World
37
The Bullet and the Badge
85
A War in the Streets
115
Holding Actions
128
Enemies Within and Without
159
Drums Along the Potomac
193
Palace Coup
237
Operation St Joseph
243
The Last Battle
258
Epilogue
272
The Battle Continues
285
Selected Bibliography
317
Index
329
Copyright

First Blood
219

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Osha Gray Davidson has written for many publications, including the "New York Times, Nation, New Republic," and "Philadelphia Inquirer." He is also the author of "Broken Heartland: The Rise of America's Rural Ghetto "(IOWA, 1996) and T"he Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South.

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