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Gun control in the United States : a reference handbook

Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, [2017]
Series: Contemporary world issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This book offers concise, understandable coverage of all aspects of the issue, including incidence of gun violence; gun control; gun rights; government regulation, legislation, and court decisions; gun organizations (for gun control and for gun rights); gun enthusiast subcultures--for example, hunters, target shooters, and collectors; and U.S. attitudes toward guns. Many of the covered topics are placed in  Read more...
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Carter, Gregg Lee, 1951-
Gun control in the United States.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2017]
(DLC) 2016056897
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg Lee Carter
ISBN: 9781440835667 1440835667
OCLC Number: 965754098
Description: xviii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Background and history --
Problems, controversies, and solutions --
Perspectives --
Profiles --
Data and documents --
Resources --
Chronology.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Gregg Lee Carter.

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"This book offers concise, understandable coverage of all aspects of the issue, including incidence of gun violence; gun control; gun rights; government regulation, legislation, and court decisions; gun organizations (for gun control and for gun rights); gun enthusiast subcultures--for example, hunters, target shooters, and collectors; and U.S. attitudes toward guns. Many of the covered topics are placed in historical and cross-cultural perspective. The new edition of Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook enables the reader to navigate and interpret the research to become sufficiently educated on any specific aspect of the gun issue to make an informed decision--for example, whether to support stricter or more lenient gun control; whether to become a gun owner; whether to support a particular political party or candidate; or whether to develop or to refine a particular philosophy regarding guns. Other aspects of the contemporary gun debate that are addressed include whether the Supreme Court's ruling that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right will withstand future challenges, whether the strong gun regulations used in Europe would be effective and applicable in reducing gun violence in the United States, and whether the diversity explosion created by the high rate of immigration from countries where guns are strictly controlled will soon change the politics of the U.S. gun control debate."--Publisher's website.

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