The Gun Debate

Author: Philip J. Cook
Editor: What Everyone Needs To Know (R)
ISBN: 019933899X
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Even before the recent Newtown, CT massacre, gun violence and gun control has preoccupied public officals and legislators at all levels of government as well as powerful special interest groups for years. The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know tours the issues that Americans debate when they talk about guns. The volume includes information on gun control pertaining to U.S. history, jurisprudence, cultural beliefs, political agendas, epidemiologcal data, criminology, law and regulation, and policy effectivness. Throughout, economist Philip J. Cook and political scientist Kristin Goss illustrate for readers which questions and issues are contentious and on which there is something approaching consensus. They answer basic questions like: Where do people acquire guns? Is gun violence rising or falling? Who is at risk for being shot? How much does gun violence cost? And tackle tougher ones such as: Do video games and the media contribute to gun violence? Why is the gun control movement relatively weak? Is it better to enforce the laws we have or enact new ones? The answers to these questions will help the general reader to make sense of the volley of ideologically driven statistics and slogans that characterize our national conversation on firearms. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in getting a clear view of the highly polarizing topic of gun control.

The Gun Debate

Author: SALEM PRESS.
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ISBN: 9781642650341
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Beginning with the drafting of the Constitution itself up to the present day, there have been intense arguments made both for and against the rights of citizens to form a "well-regulated militia" as set forth in the Second Amendment. The arguments have become more impassioned in recent years due to the rising number of incidents of school and mass shootings. This volume analyzes documents that have played a significant role in the attempt to balance the long tradition of gun culture in this country with calls for gun control, including: The Second Amendment; St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries; No Treason by Lysander Spooner; U.S. v. Miller; District of Columbia v. Heller and Firearms in America: Personal Liberty versus Collective Responsibility.

The Gun Debate

Author: Robert J. Spitzer
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ISBN: 9781682171028
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With public debate of gun violence at an all-time high, this new third edition of The Gun Debate: An Encyclopedia of Gun Control & Gun Rights is a must-have resource for all libraries. Over 350 entries provide in-depth coverage of both sides of the gun debate. Updated and expanded coverage includes new entries on recent gun laws and legislation, coverage of mass shootings and gun incidents, plus new information from the groups who support gun rights, and those who support gun control in the United States. Content is arranged using a balanced and unbiased approach to this controversial issue. Easy-to-use A-Z format, with numerous cross-references. Detailed Preface and Introduction provide the reader with a useful background to the gun debate in America. Expanded Primary Documents Section, including speeches, articles, and legislation surrounding the gun debate. Appendix 1: State Constitutional Gun Rights Provisions & Stand Your Ground laws. Appendix 2: Statutory and Constitutional Provisions Relating to the Purchase, Ownership, and Use of Firearms. Appendix 3: List of Organizations. Updated Chronology, now including key 2016 legislation and shooting incidents. Bibliography, Subject Index & New Category Index. Available in print and ebook formats. Combining the history of this important issue with current events and current viewpoints, this new third edition will be an important addition to public, university and high school libraries.

The Great American Gun Debate

Author: Don B. Kates
Editor: Pacific Research Inst for Public
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Looks at both sides of the issue of guns and violence, attempting to dispel misconceptions about guns and gun ownership

Disarmed

Author: Kristin A. Goss
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691124247
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The Gun Control Debate

Author: Lee Nisbet
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"Thought provoking, should help bring balance and accuracy to the debate". -- Booklist

A Well Regulated Militia

Author: Saul Cornell
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199712441
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Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some passionately assert that the Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to maintain militias. Now, in the first and only comprehensive history of this bitter controversy, Saul Cornell proves conclusively that both sides are wrong. Cornell, a leading constitutional historian, shows that the Founders understood the right to bear arms as neither an individual nor a collective right, but as a civic right--an obligation citizens owed to the state to arm themselves so that they could participate in a well regulated militia. He shows how the modern "collective right" view of the Second Amendment, the one federal courts have accepted for over a hundred years, owes more to the Anti-Federalists than the Founders. Likewise, the modern "individual right" view emerged only in the nineteenth century. The modern debate, Cornell reveals, has its roots in the nineteenth century, during America's first and now largely forgotten gun violence crisis, when the earliest gun control laws were passed and the first cases on the right to bear arms came before the courts. Equally important, he describes how the gun control battle took on a new urgency during Reconstruction, when Republicans and Democrats clashed over the meaning of the right to bear arms and its connection to the Fourteenth Amendment. When the Democrats defeated the Republicans, it elevated the "collective rights" theory to preeminence and set the terms for constitutional debate over this issue for the next century. A Well-Regulated Militia not only restores the lost meaning of the original Second Amendment, but it provides a clear historical road map that charts how we have arrived at our current impasse over guns. For anyone interested in understanding the great American gun debate, this is a must read. Winner of the Langum Prize in American Legal History/Legal Biography

Gun Control In The United States A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835675
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This up-to-date second-edition work will stimulate and clarify readers' thinking on the key issues surrounding guns in the United States—especially on the debate over gun control. • Provides a balanced view of the contemporary gun debate in the United States, explaining the positions of both gun rights proponents and advocates of stricter gun control without demonizing either • Draws on a vast array of research in criminology, history, law, medicine, politics, and social science to provide one of the most comprehensive single-source references on gun issues • Presents current and historical data on U.S. gun violence—including homicides, suicides, and accidental shoots—and places these numbers against international statistics on gun violence, thereby providing the context to enable readers to reach their own opinion on the gun debate

A Clash Of Arms

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781568061467
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Examines the impact of gun control measures, including a firearms ban on reducing the incidence of violent crime and accidental shootings in Hawaii. Sections: a right to bear arms -- for what purpose?; firearms bans: are they effective? (examines California, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota, and international comparisons); impact of firearms ban on law enforcement; federal firearms control law and recent legislation. Tables. Prepared by state of Hawaii; valuable for all States.

Gun Rights

Author: The New York Times Editorial Staff
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1642824135
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As the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the right to bear arms may be considered a founding tenet of American life. The expression of that right, however, has generated no end of debate. The association of guns with injury, murder, suicide, and accidents has prompted activists and lawmakers alike to propose and pass regulations about who can buy guns and how they can be used. While one segment of the population wants to ban guns altogether, another bristles at any infringement at all. In between both extremes are multiple issues and perspectives that this thought-provoking collection of articles examines in depth. Media literacy questions and terms are included to help readers further analyze news coverage and reporting styles.

Guns In America

Author: Jan E. Dizard
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814718787
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Should you own a gun? -- Americans losing trust in each other and institutions -- Arms and the woman : a feminist reappraisal -- Guns are the tools by which we forge our liberty -- Gun control in American : a history of discimination against the poor and minorities -- Talk at Temple Beth Shir Shalom : Friday, April 30, 1993 -- Apocalypse now? -- They've had enough -- Author's call to arms gets answer -- The anti-enviro connection -- America's only realistic option : promoting responsible gun ownership -- What are the alternative? -- Lawsuit aims at gun industry -- Crime fighting's about-face -- Second thoughts on the Second Amendment -- Ten essential observations on guns in America.

Can Gun Control Work

Author: James B. Jacobs
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195176588
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Few schisms in American life run as deep or as wide as the divide between gun rights and gun control advocates where the debate is largely defined by forceful rhetoric rather than substantive analysis. This text explores the gun-control options of the most heavily armed democracy in the world.

Gun Control And Gun Rights

Author: Constance Emerson Crooker
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313321740
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Attorney Constance Crooker traces this debate from its origin to the present day. Students will find a balanced, focused approach to landmark Supreme Court cases, gun control laws, gun rights groups, gun control advocates, and the fundamental controversies surrounding interpretations of the Second Amendment.

Guns Don T Kill People People Kill People

Author: Dennis A. Henigan
Editor: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807088846
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Originally published in 2009 as: Lethal logic: exploding the myths that paralyze American gun policy.

Policing The Second Amendment

Author: Jennifer Carlson
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691183856
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"An urgent look at the relationship between the politics of guns, race, and policing in America today"--

The Gun Control Debate

Author: Marjolijn Bijlefeld
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN:
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An important reference resource of key primary documents highlighting the debates surrounding the gun control issue in the United States.

In Defense Of Gun Control

Author: Hugh LaFollette
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190873361
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Présentation de l'éditeur : "Nearly half of all privately owned firearms in the world are in American hands. The U.S. homicide rate is 6 times higher than the average of all developed countries, and more than three times higher than any individual country. Half of all homicides are committed with a firearm. Gun advocates claim that the high rate of private gun ownership does not contribute to this; some even argue that murder rates would be lower if only more people carried guns to defend themselves. Pro gun control advocates find the correlation between number of guns and gun violence an obvious one - and that it should be the starting point for discussion about gun control. Both sides think their cases are strong, and have created a political stalemate. Can the truth of these views be evaluated rationally and dispassionately? Hugh Lafollette argues the gun control debate is more complex than advocates on either side acknowledge. It requires resolving moral and legal questions about the nature of and limitations on rights, as well as the responsibility of government to protect citizens from risk. It requires assessing claims about the right to bear arms, as well as the right to be secure from harm caused by guns. Empirical findings must be considered-about the role of guns in causing harm, the degree to which private ownership of guns can protect innocent civilians from attacks by criminals, whether the government should be constrained by a well-armed citizenry, and the degree to which laws seriously limiting access to guns can be effectively enforced. Lafollette carefully sorts through all these conceptual, moral, and empirical claims. He concludes that all things considered, the U.S. does need more gun control than we have. He then proposes an indirect strategy for decreasing harm from firearms-requiring all gun owners to have liability insurance (something the NRA actually encourages) similar to that of car owners. Lafollette argues that this approach could reduce gun violence without the problem of government intrusion. Painstakingly fair and historically informed, the book is mainly designed for use in applied ethics and public policy courses, showcasing how one might approach a difficult topic with care and even-handedness in order to construct a rational argument. In Defense of Gun Control sorts through the conceptual, moral, and empirical claims to fairly assess arguments for and against serious gun control."

Gun Violence In America

Author: Alexander DeConde
Editor: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555535926
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An in-depth analysis of the folklore surrounding gun use and the state of the debate in today's political climate.

Politicians Love Gun Control

Author: Sweet-Tea
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This zine attempts to reframe the two sided debate on gun control to inculde the perspective of the government as a "monopoly of force" in society and explains the benefits of gun ownership particularly for oppressed groups, including the radical left.

A Well Regulated Militia

Author: William Weir
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Discusses the origins of the arguments of both supporters and opponents of gun control, and argues that both sides distort the facts and ignore the social causes of violence