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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert J Spitzer
|Description:||xvi, 247 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Policy Definition and Gun Control. Regulation, public order, and public policy ; Guns and regulation ; The gun controversy ; The gun culture ; Policy gridlock ; Social regulatory policy analysis. --
The Second Amendment: Meaning, Intent, Interpretation, and Consequences. Historic roots ; The Constitution ; The Bill of Rights ; The militia transformed ; Supreme Court rulings ; Other court rulings ; Bad history makes bad law. --
The Criminological Consequences of Guns. America and violence ; Choice of weapons ; Homicide and malicious injury ; Suicide ; Accidents ; Self-defense ; Guns and school violence ; Gun carrying on college campuses? ; Extending the "Castle Doctrine" to America's streets. --
Political Fury: Gun Politics. Single-issue gun groups: the NRA ; Explaining the NRA's effectiveness ; The Brady campaign to prevent gun violence ; The million mom march ; The gun control movement's strategic blunders ; The political balance and the invincibility myth ; Public opinion ; Political parties and guns. --
Institutions, Policymaking, and Guns. Early legislative efforts ; The Gun Control Act of 1968 ; The Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986 ; The tide turns: the assault weapons ban ; The Brady Bill ; The post-Columbine reaction ; Lawsuit protection for gun manufacturers ; The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ; Furious politics, marginal policy. --
Gun Policy: a New Framework. Federalism: the great regulation dilemma ; Gun policy alternatives ; The barriers to gun control ; The security dilemma ; The security dilemma and the gun debate ; Nonproliferation and arms control.
|Responsibility:||Robert J. Spitzer.|