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Guns and violence

Author: Laura K Egendorf
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2005.
Series: Current controversies.
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Examines whether gun violence is a serious problem, what measures can reduce violent incidents, the constitutionality of gun control, and if guns are the best tool for self defense.
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Guns and violence.
Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2005
(OCoLC)761211008
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura K Egendorf
ISBN: 0737722061 9780737722062 073772207X 9780737722079
OCLC Number: 55229157
Description: 202 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: IS GUN VIOLENCE A SERIOUS PROBLEM? : Overview: The extent of gun violence / Linda Schmittroth --
YES: GUN VIOLENCE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM: Gun violence is a serious economic and public health problem / Firearm Injury Center at Penn --
Youth gun violence is a serious problem / Kathleen Reich, Patti L. Culross, and Richard E. Behrman --
Gun violence is a global problem / Philip Alpers --
NO: GUN VIOLENCE IS NOT A SERIOUS PROBLEM: Gun violence is not a public health crisis / Miguel A. Faria, Jr. --
The media exaggerate the problem of youth gun violence / Mike Males --
The media ignore incidences where firearms are used to save lives / Bernard Goldberg --
CAN GOVERNMENT MEASURES REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE? : YES: GOVERNMENT MEASURES CAN REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE: Gun control reduces violent crime / Bill Clinton --
Lawsuits against the gun industry will help reduce violence / David C. Anderson --
Requiring that handguns be made to recognize authorized users can reduce gun violence / John D. Cohen --
NO: GOVERNMENT MEASURES CANNOT REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE: Gun control does not reduce gun violence / Edmund F. McGarrell --
Gun control does not reduce youth gun violence / Timothy Brezina and James D. Wright --Lawsuits against the gun industry are baseless / Robert A. Levy --
Handguns cannot be made to recognize authorized users / Massad Ayoob --
IS GUN CONTROL CONSTITUTIONAL? : Overview: The Second Amendment and gun control / Deborah Homsher --
YES: GUN CONTROL IS CONSTITUTIONAL: The Second Amendment allows for gun regulations / Charles L. Blek, Jr. --
The Founding Fathers and Supreme Court do not support the individual right to bear arms / Violence Policy Center --
Giving individuals the right to bear arms has a negative effect on society / Robin West --
NO: GUN CONTROL IS NOT CONSTITUTIONAL: Some gun control regulations are unconstitutional / Nelson Lund --
The Supreme Court supports the individual right to bear arms / Dave Kopel --
The Founding Fathers supported the rights of individuals to own guns / Gary Lantz --
IS GUN OWNERSHIP AN EFFECTIVE MEANS OF SELF-DEFENSE? : YES: GUN OWNERSHIP IS AN EFFECTIVE MEANS OF SELF-DEFENSE: Allowing private citizens to carry guns reduces crime and protects gun owners / Patrick Mullins --
Gun ownership helps protect women / Richard W. Stevens, Tugho Teufel III, and Matthew Y. Biscan --
Keeping a gun in the home for self-defense in not dangerous / Gary Kleck and Don B. Kates --
NO: GUN OWNERSHIP IS NOT AN EFFECTIVE MEANS OF SELF-DEFENSE: Allowing private citizens to carry guns will not reduce crime or protect gun owners / The Economist --
Gun ownership endangers women / Jopsh Sugarmann --
Keeping a gun in the home for self-defense endangers children / Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Laura K. Egendorf, book editor.

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Examines whether gun violence is a serious problem, what measures can reduce violent incidents, the constitutionality of gun control, and if guns are the best tool for self defense.

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