Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights

Overview

With public perception of gun violence at an all-time high, the Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights is the perfect resource for any library. Providing 300-plus entries of in-depth coverage (each entry is from 700 to 1,000 words), this encyclopedia is exceptional for its unbiased approach to this controversial issue. Arranged in an A-Z format with numerous cross-references, this encyclopedia is especially easy to use.

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Overview

With public perception of gun violence at an all-time high, the Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights is the perfect resource for any library. Providing 300-plus entries of in-depth coverage (each entry is from 700 to 1,000 words), this encyclopedia is exceptional for its unbiased approach to this controversial issue. Arranged in an A-Z format with numerous cross-references, this encyclopedia is especially easy to use.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

…a valuable resource for many audiences….an excellent springboard for college students and others who wish to do further study on these issues….the ^IEncyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights^R can fill many needs for school, public, and academic libraries. Author Glenn Utter should be commended for the work he has done.

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Journal of Government Information

Library Journal
Utter (political science, Lamar Univ.; Campaign and Election Reform) has written a comprehensive listing of the court cases, personalities, laws, and groups involved in the regulation of guns. The book begins with an essay on the issues in the gun-control battle and a short guide to the court cases and groups involved, placing them in the opposing camps. The entries, which are balanced and well written, include photographs and charts. Following each listing are titles or cases for further reading. Appendixes include state versions of the Second Amendment, a table of state gun-control rules, and a listing of organizations with interests in gun regulation or rights. Finally, there is a chronology of significant events in firearms history, such as major laws, court cases, and the Littleton, CO, shootings. For those seeking a reference work in the debate on firearms regulation, this book would be a good choice. It does not work as an introduction to the subject, however, because the introductory essay, while excellent, does not provide a historical overview or tie into the entries. For research libraries.--Harry Charles, Attorney-at-Law, St. Louis Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Booknews
From (former president of Handgun Control, Inc.) to (law, U. of California at Berkeley), Utter (political science, Lamar U., Beaumont, Texas) provides some 300 entries on US firearm issues, legislation, court cases, and debaters. Included is an introductory essay with statistics on gun production, imports, and growth in federal gun laws, and b&w photos of key gun control advocates and foes. Appends state constitutional gun rights provisions; statutory and constitutional provisions relating to the purchase, ownership, and use of firearms; a list of relevant organizations; and a chronology spanning the colonial militia to current events. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573561723
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/8/1999
  • Pages: 384
  • Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

GLENN H. UTTER is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he has taught since 1969.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Guide to Selected Topics

Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights

Appendix 1: State Constitutional Gun Rights Provisions

Appendix 2: Statutory and Constitutional Provisions Relating to the Purchase, Ownership, and Use of Firearms

Appendix 3: List of Organizations

Chronology

Bibliography

Index

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