In the last century, violent crime has increased and supporters of gun ownership declare that owning a gun is the surest means to protect themselves and safeguard their property. Gun-control advocates, however, insist that there are too many guns with too much firepower available to criminals. Have gun-control laws gone too far, or does gun violence show that gun-control laws have not gone far enough? This book discusses and seeks to provides a deeper understanding of the emotional political, and contentious debate over firearms in American society.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The History of Gun Control in America 7
Chapter 2 One Side: Gun Rights 23
Chapter 3 The Other Side: Gun Control 41
Chapter 4 You Decide 61
Find Out More 76