Gun Control In The United States

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Too often, the subject of gun control is treated simplistically—from Second Amendment absolutists to gun abolitionists. Simple answers, however, mask complex realities. This book, by a respected scholar of gun control and the author of ABC-CLIO's award-winning Guns in American Society, provides no answers. It does, however, present all aspects of the issue evenhandedly, giving readers both sides of the debate on all the issues and, thus, the tools to make their own informed ...

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Overview

Too often, the subject of gun control is treated simplistically—from Second Amendment absolutists to gun abolitionists. Simple answers, however, mask complex realities. This book, by a respected scholar of gun control and the author of ABC-CLIO's award-winning Guns in American Society, provides no answers. It does, however, present all aspects of the issue evenhandedly, giving readers both sides of the debate on all the issues and, thus, the tools to make their own informed decision.

This accessible book breaks the gun control debate into digestible topics: history, effectiveness, comparison with other industrialized countries, legislation and court cases, individuals and organizations, and reliable further resources. Readers seeking confirmation of their preconceptions will be disappointed; those looking for a thorough presentation of all the issues will be richly rewarded.

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"Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook is perfect for library reference and classroom debate alike: a pick for high school to college-level collections where social issues and gun control is debated."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851097609
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Edition description: ENL
  • Pages: 436
  • Age range: 13 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Gun control in the United States : the social and political landscape 1
2 What serious gun control means in practice 57
3 Chronology 117
4 Federal gun laws 155
5 State gun laws 167
6 Major court cases 179
7 Biographical sketches 227
8 Directory of organizations, associations, and agencies 285
9 Selected print and nonprint resources 349
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