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Gun control [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Earl R. Kruschke.

By: Kruschke, Earl R. (Earl Roger), 1934-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contemporary world issues: Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, c1995Description: 1 online resource (xi, 408 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585026955 (electronic bk.); 9780585026954 (electronic bk.); 1280711965; 9781280711961.Subject(s): Gun control -- United States | Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement | Electronic books | Armes �a feu -- Contr�ole -- �Etats-Unis | Armes �a feu -- Droit -- �Etats-UnisGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gun control.DDC classification: 363.3/3/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction. Context of the Gun Control Issue. The Second Amendment Issue. Is There a Need for Gun Control? How Effective Are Gun Control Laws? Race, Ethnicity, and Gun Control Policy. Gender and Gun Control Policy. Self-Defense in General, Gun Ownership and Gun Control Policy. Police and Gun Control Policy. Manufacturers' Product Liability and Gun Control Policy. Conclusion: Control Guns or Understand the Causes of Crime? -- 2. Chronology -- 3. Biographical Sketches -- 4. Legislation and Statistical Data -- 5. Directory of Organizations -- 6. Selected Print Resources -- 7. Selected Nonprint Resources.
In: ABC-CLIOSummary: This fact-filled resource helps readers understand both sides of the emotionally charged gun control debate. Here in a single, unbiased volume can be found a broad range of information on a subject that strikes a deep chord in America. The logical, legal, and moral foundations of the opposing "liberal" and "conservative" viewpoints are explored in depth. Biographical sketches of key figures and a detailed chronology of the history of this debate are also provided. In addition, alphabetical listings of relevant organizations and of selected print and nonprint resources are supplied. Facts on gun control - related issues frequently come from less than reliable sources, making this objective survey all the more valuable to researchers, advocates, lobbyists, legislators, and all concerned citizens looking for balanced information on this polarizing issue.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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1. Introduction. Context of the Gun Control Issue. The Second Amendment Issue. Is There a Need for Gun Control? How Effective Are Gun Control Laws? Race, Ethnicity, and Gun Control Policy. Gender and Gun Control Policy. Self-Defense in General, Gun Ownership and Gun Control Policy. Police and Gun Control Policy. Manufacturers' Product Liability and Gun Control Policy. Conclusion: Control Guns or Understand the Causes of Crime? -- 2. Chronology -- 3. Biographical Sketches -- 4. Legislation and Statistical Data -- 5. Directory of Organizations -- 6. Selected Print Resources -- 7. Selected Nonprint Resources.

This fact-filled resource helps readers understand both sides of the emotionally charged gun control debate. Here in a single, unbiased volume can be found a broad range of information on a subject that strikes a deep chord in America. The logical, legal, and moral foundations of the opposing "liberal" and "conservative" viewpoints are explored in depth. Biographical sketches of key figures and a detailed chronology of the history of this debate are also provided. In addition, alphabetical listings of relevant organizations and of selected print and nonprint resources are supplied. Facts on gun control - related issues frequently come from less than reliable sources, making this objective survey all the more valuable to researchers, advocates, lobbyists, legislators, and all concerned citizens looking for balanced information on this polarizing issue.

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Gun control by Kruschke, Earl R. ©1995
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