The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know

The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know

by Philip J. Cook, Kristin A. Goss

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199338993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Series: What Everyone Needs To Know Series
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 525,834
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Philip J. Cook is ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Sociology at Duke University. He is the co-author (with Jens Ludwig) of Gun Violence: The Real Costs.

Kristin A. Goss is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University. She is the author of Disarmed: The Missing Movement for Gun Control in America.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. America and Its Guns
2. Reasons for Owning a Firearm
3. The Value of Guns for Safety and Protection
4. The Costs of Gun Violence
5. Causes of Gun Violence
6. Manufacture and Marketing of Guns
7. How America Regulates Firearms
8. Effectiveness of Firearms Policy
9. Guns and Gun Control in History
10. Public Opinion and Political Party Positions on Guns
11. The Gun Rights Movement
12. The Gun Control Movement
13. Gun Policy Going Forward
Bibliography
Index

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