The Politics of Gun Control / Edition 3

The Politics of Gun Control / Edition 3

by Robert J. Spitzer
     
 

The authoritative standard for anyone seeking fair-minded analysis of the American gun debate, the third education of The Politics of Gun Control homes in on three key culture shocks that have shaped the politics of gun control in America today: the shootings at Columbine High School, the partisan gun-control positions staked out before and after the 2000 election,… See more details below

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The authoritative standard for anyone seeking fair-minded analysis of the American gun debate, the third education of The Politics of Gun Control homes in on three key culture shocks that have shaped the politics of gun control in America today: the shootings at Columbine High School, the partisan gun-control positions staked out before and after the 2000 election, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Written with insight and showcasing the wide-ranging debate, this edition also examines such important issues as the proliferation of concealed-carry laws, liability lawsuits filed against gun manufacturers, the NRA's political contributions to Republicans, and the controversy surrounding the assault weapons ban, bringing this popular and well-respected book right up to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568029054
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.47(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1Policy Definition and Gun Control1
2The Second Amendment: Meaning, Intent, Interpretation, and Consequences16
3The Criminological Consequences of Guns41
4Political Fury: Gun Politics73
5Institutions, Policymaking, and Guns109
6Gun Policy: A New Framework142
Notes159
Index208
About the Author214

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