Exploring Gun Use in America [Four Volumes] [4 volumes]

Exploring Gun Use in America [Four Volumes] [4 volumes]

by ABC-CLIO
     
 

Gun control is one of the most hotly debated topics in America today. As the newsmedia reports stories of office rage, school shootings, sniper attacks, and other types of gun violence, many citizens are demanding stricter laws for firearms, if not an outright ban. Yet many other citizens are demanding protection for their Second Amendment rights, or the right to

Overview

Gun control is one of the most hotly debated topics in America today. As the newsmedia reports stories of office rage, school shootings, sniper attacks, and other types of gun violence, many citizens are demanding stricter laws for firearms, if not an outright ban. Yet many other citizens are demanding protection for their Second Amendment rights, or the right to own a firearm for sports such as hunting, or for protection. This four-volume set discusses in detail the many different viewpoints Americans have about guns. Following an in-depth examination of the history of gun use and the Second Amendment, the set describes the most important Supreme Court cases and major gun control legislation. It devotes an entire volume to the firearms industry, its history and the current pressures to provide safe guns with safety locks and other smart features. Another volume focuses on children and their relationship with guns, both as victims and as users of guns. The final volume looks at public opinion, examining the gun culture in America, the NRA, the Brady Bill, and other efforts to regulate gun use.

Volume 1: The Second Amendment

Volume 2: The Firearms Industry

Volume 3: Children and Gun

Volume 4: Public Opinion

Reading Level: Grades 6-8

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313328961
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Middle School Reference Series
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 2.30(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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