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BackStory: Guns in America


Caption: Infantryman training in Ft Knox, Kentucky, 1942. , Credit: US Office of War Information.
Image by: US Office of War Information. 
Infantryman training in Ft Knox, Kentucky, 1942.
 
The History Guys look at the changing ways Americans have regulated gun ownership, and at what those weapons have meant to different segments of society. They consider the importance of the militia to the drafting of the Second Amendment, and explore the central role of the state in arming citizens. They also pay a visit to a 21st century version of the armories of the past: a gun show. 

Guests Include:

  • Kevin Sweeney, Amherst College, on the role of the state in arming early Americans.
  • Adam Winkler, University of California, Los Angeles, on gun control in the Wild West and the Black Panthers' embrace of the Second Amendment.
  • Laura Browder, University of Richmond, on why the image of the gun-toting frontier woman continues to resonate.

At 10am & 8pm.

http://backstoryradio.org/straight-shot-guns-in-america-rebroadcast

 

 
Friday, April 05, 2013
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