Guns; Who Should Have Them?

Guns; Who Should Have Them?

by David B. Kopel
     
 

Going beyond the emotional appeals and stilted rhetoric on gun control, Guns tackles the problems in a straight-forward, intelligent manner. Each chapter in this powerful volume, written by leading experts in law, criminology, medicine, psychiatry, and feminist studies, addresses a major issue in the gun-control debate. The conclusions of this carefully detailed and…  See more details below

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Going beyond the emotional appeals and stilted rhetoric on gun control, Guns tackles the problems in a straight-forward, intelligent manner. Each chapter in this powerful volume, written by leading experts in law, criminology, medicine, psychiatry, and feminist studies, addresses a major issue in the gun-control debate. The conclusions of this carefully detailed and superbly argued study are difficult to deny: "gun control" is a red herring that has been deflecting attention from the true causes of crime, namely, the breakdown of the family; failed social welfare programs; and increasing hopelessness among male youths, especially in our troubled inner cities.

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Booknews
Contributors from the fields of law, criminology, medicine, psychiatry, and feminist studies address major issues in the gun- control debate, such as the Brady Bill, guns and women, assault weapons, and juvenile armed crime. The slant is toward gun access, and a conclusion argues that the true causes of crime are the breakdown of the family and "hopelessness" among male youth in inner cities. Includes b&w photos of guns. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879759582
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Pages:
475
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.55(d)

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Gene Guerrero
Regardless of your views on this issue, this book forces you to think about how much of a difference gun control will make in reducing crime in America.

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