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Gun violence : opposing viewpoints

Author: Louise I Gerdes
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the topics relating to gun violence by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise I Gerdes
ISBN: 9780737749663 0737749660 9780737749670 0737749679
OCLC Number: 607477070
Description: 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. How serious is the problem of gun violence? --
Gun violence is a serious problem / Andrew Goddard --
The link between gun ownership and gun violence is flawed / Jacob Deakins --
The flow of U.S. guns fuels gun violence in Mexico / Tom Diaz --
The percentage of U.S. guns used in Mexican gun violence is exaggerated / William P. Hoar --
The availability of guns increases the risk of suicide / Matthew Miller and David Hemenway --
The availability of guns does not increase suicide rates / Don B. Kates --
Gun violence poses a serious threat to children / Marian Wright Edelman --
Gun safety programs reduce the threat of fatal firearm accidents among children / National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action --
pt. 2. What factors contribute to gun violence? --
The availability of guns increases gun violence / Bob Herbert --
Making guns less available does not reduce gun violence / John R. Lott Jr. --
Pro-gun organization policies promote gun violence / John E. Rosenthal --
Gun violence is a symptom of other social problems / Courtland Milloy --
Hate and extremist groups encourage gun violence / Astrid Dorélien, Michael Miller, and Peter Brody --
Popular culture promotes gun violence / Dariusz Dziewanski --
American's violent culture advances gun violence / Andrew Stephen --
pt. 3. Do private gun ownership policies reduce gun violence? --
Laws controlling private gun ownership will reduce gun violence / Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence --
Laws controlling private gun ownership reduce its deterrent effect on gun crime / Robert A. Levy --
College campuses are safer without concealed weapons / Students for Gun Free Schools --
College campuses are less safe without concealed weapons / Students for Concealed Carry on Campus --
Laws allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons in national parks will make visitors safer / Clair Schwan --
Allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons in national parks is dangerous / Dianne Feinstein --
pt. 4. What laws and regulations should govern guns? --
The Second Amendment guarantees the right to private gun ownership / Don B. Kates --
Judicial activism wrongly established a Second Amendment right to private gun ownership / Dennis A. Henigan --
Gun show loopholes should be closed / City of New York --
Background checks at gun shows are unnecessary / National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action --
The assault weapons ban should be reinstated / Delaware County Daily Times --
The assault weapons ban should not be reinstated / Steven Warrick.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Louise I. Gerdes, book editor.

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This volume explores the topics relating to gun violence by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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