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The politics of gun control

Author: Robert J Spitzer
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Spitzer
ISBN: 9781612057217 1612057217
OCLC Number: 889941328
Description: xix, 265 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. 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 --
2. 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 --
3. 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? --
"Stand your ground" laws : extending the "Castle Doctrine" to America's streets --
4. 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 --
New gun control groups enter the fray --
The Gun Control Movement's strategic blunders --
The political balance and the invincibility myth --
Public opinion --
Political parties and guns --
5. 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 --
Sandy Hook --
The bureau of alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives --
Conclusion : furious politics, marginal policy --
6. 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.

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PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS:"[Offers] a formula that might move the gun debate off dead center."-E. J. Dionne, Jr., The Washington Post (4/21/99)"The Politics of Gun Control does an excellent job of Read more...

 
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