Shots in the dark: the policy, politics, and symbolism of gun control

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000 - Law - 257 pages
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Neither a call for gun prohibition nor a diatribe against gun control, this book is intended for those with a particular interest in firearms, as well as serious students of public policy and criminal justice. In addition to covering a century of gun control policy, the author addresses such current issues as assault weapons, right-to-carry and concealed-carry laws, school shootings, and recent elections. Unlike its several counterparts, Shots in the Dark sheds light on a balanced and pragmatic approach to gun control legislation.

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Vizzard (criminal justice, California State Univ., Sacramento), formerly of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, is no stranger to the controversial topic of gun control. His well-written ... Read full review


ONE Framing the Issue
TWO Crime Culture and Markets
THREE Control Strategies and the Law

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William J. Vizzard is associate professor of criminal justice at California State University, Sacramento, and a former agent, supervisor, and special Agent in Charge in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.