Guns in the United States

Guns in the United States

by Edward F. Dolan, Margaret M. Scariano
     
 

Examines the controversial issue of gun control. The authors give a brief history of firearms in the United States, tackle the pros and cons of gun control legislation, and describe the ways that the various proposals to control guns would work. Sources.  See more details below

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Examines the controversial issue of gun control. The authors give a brief history of firearms in the United States, tackle the pros and cons of gun control legislation, and describe the ways that the various proposals to control guns would work. Sources.

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Stephanie Zvirin
This timely, evenhanded book expresses the authors' concern about rising gun violence in America without stridently taking sides in the gun-control debate. The goal is to encourage readers to investigate, then take a knowledgeable stand on gun control. Toward that end, Dolan and Scariano explore not only many aspects of the current situation and controversy, but also America's historical relationship to firearms. There's a consideration of what the Gun control Act of 1968 does and doesn't do, a chapter about the 1993 Brady Bill, and attention to some relatively recent issues, among them, gun possession among women and young people. A final chapter entitled "What You Can Do to Help" and an extensive bibliography, which includes many newspaper and magazine articles, will help readers focus their attention more effectively. A good introduction to the issue for the independent reader, the well-documented book will also be a fine resource for report writers and debate students. Chapter source notes are appended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531111895
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Series:
Impact Books Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.57(d)
Lexile:
1240L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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