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Guns in American society : an encyclopedia of history, politics, culture, and the law

Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What lies behind our 200-year-old fascination with firearms and our ambivalence toward gun control? Our gun laws are among the weakest in the developed world, and any attempt to regulate gun ownership is met with formidable resistance. Guns in American Society provides a comprehensive, unbiased look at the controversial issue of guns and gun violence in the United States. In the only major reference on the subject  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg Lee Carter
ISBN: 1576072681 9781576072684
OCLC Number: 50643991
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Academic Title 2003 2004 (United States)
Description: 2 volumes (xxxiv, 756 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: V. 1. A-L --
v. 2. M-Z.
Responsibility: edited by Gregg Lee Carter.
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Top scholars present an unbiased, two-volume set that takes on the explosive issue of guns and gun violence in the United States.  Read more...

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