Jusqu'à la guerre de Sécession, l'arme à feu ne faisait guère partie de la panoplie du citoyen américain
C'est la version chic de Règlement de comptes à OK Corral. Des universitaires patentés se canardent à bout portant, à travers des textes. L'objet du duel est l'interprétation du deuxième amendement: celui sur les armes à feu. Les historiens américains ont longtemps bétonné l'idée que tout débat s'arrêtait sur ce morceau de phrase: «le droit du peuple à détenir et à porter des armes ne doit pas être
A gun culture
The excerpt understudy is an extract from the controversial book, published in 2000 and written by the American professor of colonial and legal history, Michael Bellesiles. The book was awarded the prestigious Bancroft Prize of Columbia University.. The theme of the extract is interesting since over the last several decades, the debate has been characterized by a political stalemate opposing advocates for an individual's right to own firearms relying on the Constitution and those
A gun culture
This document is an extract from the books « The origins of National Gun Culture”, published in 2002, written by Michael Bellesilles and entitled “A gun culture”.
It is composed of a text and 2 magazines cover which picture a massacre.
Through this extract, the author enlarge on the gun culture and it’s problem in the US.
In a first part, I’m going to describe the tragedy and then in a second part, I’m going to explain the problems of violence in the US.
Exploring America's Gun Culture
Michael A. Bellesiles
THERE is a story from World War I that the last words of a French mutineer placed before a firing squad were: "I am honored by all this attention." Similarly, I am naturally honored that the William and Mary Quarterly has deemed a book I have written worthy of such extended discussion. That discussion will, I hope, lead to a reconsideration of a number of larger historical issues. 1
Since Arming America is often misrepresented, it may
The text, In gun culture, is extracted from Arming America: The Origins of has national gun culture. He(it) was written in 2000 by Michael Bellesiles. He(it) presents America as a country where the violence reigns. Indeed, the weapon has a big importance in the American culture. For the Americans it is a civil freedom. Most part of them possess a weapon. According to FBI 250 million firearms are in traffic(circulation) in United States. However the problem of this culture of the weapon is that she(it)