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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737707137
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 9
Introduction 12
Chapter 1 How Serious Is the Problem of Gun Violence?
Chapter Preface 16
1. Gun Violence Is a Serious Problem 17
2. Gun Control Advocates Exaggerate the Extent of Gun Violence 25
3. Gun Violence Among Youth Is a Serious Problem 31
4. The Problem of Gun Violence Among Youth Is Exaggerated 38
Periodical Bibliography 42
Chapter 2 Does Private Ownership of Handguns Increase the Threat of Gun Violence?
Chapter Preface 44
1. Gun Ownership Contributes to Violent Crime 45
2. Gun Ownership Does Not Contribute to Violent Crime 52
3. Legalizing Concealed Weapons Makes Society Safer 59
4. Legalizing Concealed Weapons Does Not Make Society Safer 63
5. Gun Ownership Increases Personal Safety 67
6. Gun Ownership Decreases Personal Safety 71
Periodical Bibliography 76
Chapter 3 Does the Constitution Protect Private Gun Ownership?
Chapter Preface 78
1. The Second Amendment Protects Private Gun Ownership 79
2. The Second Amendment Does Not Protect Private Gun Ownership 87
3. The Second Amendment Protects the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense 94
4. The Second Amendment Is Not Absolute 101
5. The Second Amendment Safeguards Individual Liberty 108
6. The Second Amendment Should Be Repealed 112
Periodical Bibliography 116
Chapter 4 How Can Gun Violence Be Reduced?
Chapter Preface 118
1. Stronger Enforcement of Existing Gun Control Laws Is Needed 119
2. Stronger Gun Control Laws Are Needed New Republic 123
3. The Licensing and Registration of Handguns Would Help Reduce Gun Violence 127
4. Gun Licensing and Registration Leads to Increased Crime, Lost Lives 132
5. Gun Manufacturers Should Be Held Responsible for Gun Violence 136
6. Gun Manufacturers Should Not Be Held Responsible for Gun Violence 143
7. Gun Safety Education Can Help Reduce Gun Violence 149
8. Community Organizations Can Help Reduce Gun Violence 154
Periodical Bibliography 163
For Further Discussion 164
Organizations to Contact 166
Bibliography of Books 170
Index 172
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