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Guns in America

Author: H.W. Wilson Company.
Publisher: Amenia, New York : Grey House Publishing, 2017.
Series: Reference shelf, v. 89, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A national debate continues to rage in regard to 2nd Amendment rights in contemporary society. This collection will deal with concerns about domestic violence committed by guns, the ramifications of a widely armed citizenry, the government's failure to pass comprehensive gun legislation, as well as police brutality, strong gun lobbies, open carry laws, home-grown terrorism, the recent rise of fatal shootings of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H.W. Wilson Company.
ISBN: 9781682174517 1682174514 9781682174500 1682174506
OCLC Number: 969090708
Description: xiii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Ideology of guns : --
Firearms in America: personal liberty versus collective responsibility --
Gun debate: is price of an armed America a more dangerous America? / Patrick Jonsson --
Most Americans believe we should have gun regulation / Ann Christiano, Annie Neimand --
Gun research faces roadblocks and a dearth of data / Meghan Rosen --
The Senate voted on 4 popular gun control proposals Monday: here's why none of them passed / Amber Phillips --
The gun fight in Congress / Jelani Cobb --
As Congress returns, Democrats and Republicans clash over gun control / Josh Siegel --
2. Searching for balance in gun policy : --
Perspectives on gun policy --
A gun lover's case for gun control: not all of us believe in the right to bear assault weapons / Ron Cooper --
How I got licensed to carry a concealed gun in 32 states by barely trying / Tim Murphy --
It's time to ban guns. Yes, all of them / Phoebe Maltz Bovy --
The gun control "terror gap": what is it-and why hasn't Congress fixed it? / Andrew Gumbel --
Anti-gun hysteria is hazardous to your health / David French --
Four major problems with gun control arguments / Dustin Murphy --
Inside the power of the NRA / Robert Draper --
A criminologist's case against gun control / Jacob Davidson --
3. A global perspective : --
Guns in the global sphere --
Why America isn't the only country that wants guns for self-defense / Jennifer Carlson --
Why the gun lobby is winning --
US gun policy: global comparisons / Jonathan Masters --
How US gun control compares to the rest of the world / John Donahue --
4. Trends in the gun debate : --
Trends in the gun debate --
Untangling gun violence from mental illness / Julie Beck --
How racial prejudice helps drive opposition to gun control / Alexandra Filindra --
The home-grown threat --
What public health researchers want you to know about gun control / Ziming Xuan and Sandro Galen --
Blaming gun violence on the mentally ill is easy, but ignorant / Jason Powers --
Fixation on terrorism blinds US to domestic threats to national security / Michael A. Cohen --
How to prevent gun deaths? Where experts and the public agree / Quoctrung Bui and Margot Sanger-Katz --
5. The future of guns in America : --
Alternative futures in gun policy --
Donald Trump's big gun idea? Literally stolen from Tim Kaine / Brandy Zadrozny --
Gun control advocates find a deep-pocketed ally in big law / Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Ben Protess --
Under Donald Trump, what will happen on guns? / Michele Gorman --
Gun laws and terrorism: an American nightmare / John Cassidy --
Quantifying the social cost of firearms: a new approach to gun control / Timothy M. Smith.
Series Title: Reference shelf, v. 89, no. 1.
Responsibility: [compiled by] H.W. Wilson, a division of EBSCO Information Services.

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