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Gun Control

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Gun Control by Harry Henderson
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Each volume of the Library in a Book series is carefully designed to be a complete first-stop resource for research on important issues and events, many of which strongly affect the United States. Clearly written and organized, the books give the researcher an objective overview of the subject and a wealth of information in a variety of formats, as well as an extensive section on additional sources -- from other books to videos to web sites.Each book includes: -- A historical survey of the topic-- A chronology of significant events-- Information on court cases and/or significant legislation-- Concise biographies of important people-- A glossary of terms, names, and acronyms-- An annotated bibliography (approximately one-third of the book)-- A list of relevant organizations-- A detailed index.Although most crime rates have declined during the 1990s, continuing concern about crime and the shocking number of well-publicized mass shootings in schools, workplaces, and churches have kept the issue of gun control on the front burner.The relationship between firearm ownership, crime, and violence is undoubtedly complex, and expert opinions are sharply divided. Gun control advocates suggest that America's permissive firearm laws and the tens of millions of guns in citizens' hands are largely responsible for a "culture of violence." Advocates of gun rights argue that it is not guns that cause crime, but criminals -- and that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are an essential part of deterring crime.Gun Control is an accurate, fair, and balanced presentation of the historical background and criminological, legal, and legislative aspects of thismany-faceted issue. It is a useful tool for students, teachers, and librarians, as well as for people working in the political and legal arenas.
Infobase Publishing; February 2005
321 pages; ISBN 9780816066599
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Title: Gun Control
Author: Harry Henderson