Gun Control / Edition 2

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This volume in the Library in a Book series includes an annotated bibliography, chronology, glossary, biographical listing, a chapter on how to research the topic, relevant laws and court cases, statistics and trends relating to gun control, and a list of organizations and agencies such as Americans for Gun Safety, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA). The revised edition includes an overview that provides historical context within the United States, and expanded information on how gun-related issues are being handled in other parts of the world, as well as details on the global proliferation of small arms such as AK-47 rifles and grenade launchers. The book is intended as a starting point for student research. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Some key features of this volume are its extensive overview of the history and issues of gun control, summaries of the law (with the text of important cases and statutes), biographies; definitions of terms, a chronology of important Anglo-American events (from 871 C.E.), a lengthy annotated bibliography, selected tables from research studies, and a research section detailing how to find information on the Internet, in libraries, and from government sources. Henderson, a writer and editor who has written books on privacy, capital punishment, and terrorism, maintains a balanced point of view between advocates and opponents of gun control. The information here will be most useful to high-school or college student researchers, but reference librarians will also appreciate the chronology and law sections. Glenn H. Utter's Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Rights (LJ 3/1/00) and Earl R. Kruschke's Gun Control: A Reference Handbook (ABC-Clio, 1995; updated on the web) offer very much the same basic information. Henderson's strong points are the excellent overview and discussion of how to do research. Recommended for academic, public, and high school libraries.--Mary Jane Brustman, Univ. at Albany Libs., NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
School Library Journal
YA-Although the specific topics are not clearly separated into pros and cons as in many other series, the questions raised about gun control are thoroughly discussed. The first chapter presents the subject in its historical context, followed by summaries of specific state and federal laws. The most important court cases in the field are succinctly presented with the background, legal issues, decisions, and impact distinctly delineated. Nearly 20 pages are devoted to advice on how to research the issue, including descriptions of general search engines and specific Web sites. The title has a lengthy, annotated bibliography and lists of related organizations. A useful tool for research and debates.-Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
A useful tool for research and debates.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816056606
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Series: Library in a Book Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to gun control 3
Ch. 2 The law of gun control 37
Ch. 3 Chronology 95
Ch. 4 Biographical listing 113
Ch. 5 Glossary 123
Ch. 6 How to research gun control issues 135
Ch. 7 Annotated bibliography 148
Ch. 8 Organizations and agencies 228
App. A Statistics and trends relating to gun control 239
App. B Federal and state constitutional provisions 252
App. C Provisions of state firearms laws 257
App. D The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (1993) 266
App. E United States v. Miller, 1939 279
App. F United States v. Timothy Joe Emerson, 2001 285
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