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Gun Rights and the Threat to Freedom and Democracy

The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life



DeBrabander, Firmin. Do Guns Make Us Free? (Yale University Press, 2015).

Feldman, Richard. Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist (John Wiley & Sons, 2007).

Henigan, Dennis A. Lethal Logic: Exploding the Myths that Paralyze American Gun Policy (Potomac Books, 2009).

Lott Jr., John R. More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

Whitney, Craig R. Living With Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment (Public Affairs, 2012).

Winkler, Adam. Gun Fight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America (W. W. Norton & Company, 2013).


Adam Gopnick's article in The New Yorker, "The Second Amendment is a Gun-Control Amendment."

Firmin DeBrabander's article in The Baltimore Sun, "Protect Life: Limit Access to Guns."

Firmin DeBrabander's article in The Atlantic, "How Gun Rights Harm the Rule of Law."

Firmin DeBrabander's article in America, "Our Armed Society."

Gary Wills's article in The NYRB, "To Keep and Bear Arms."

Read Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens's dissent from "Distict of Columbia v. Heller" here.

Read the full transcript of President Barack Obama's speech following the Umpqua CC mass shooting here.