Gun Control

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Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Firearms ownership - 128 pages
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Each book in this series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite law and opinions to aid in critical analysis; paratextual questions encourage reader engagement; and all sources are fully documented and grouped by the side of the argument. Analyzes the controversy over gun ownership in America: How does the Second Amendment's right to bear arms fit into the modern world? Does the state have an interest in restricting the licensing or sale of firearms to the public?
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
The Politics of Gun Control
10
The Second Amendment Guarantees the Right to Bear Arms
18
Gun Activists Misconstrue the Second Amendment
32
Gun Control Laws Reduce Violence
42
Gun Control Does Not Prevent Crime
62
Gun Manufacturers Should Be Held Financially Responsible for GunRelated Deaths
78
Gun Manufacturers Are Not Responsible for GunRelated Deaths
86
Notes
104
Resources
108
Elements of the Argument
113
Appendix
118
Index
122
Picture Credits
127
Contributors
128
Copyright

The Future of Gun Control in the United States
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