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ERIC Number: ED434966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 220
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ISBN: ISBN-0-7377-0065-3
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Guns and Violence. Current Controversies.
Kim, Henny H., Ed.
This book focuses on gun violence and gun control, presenting both sides of arguments about firearms ownership and gun control. Each of five chapters poses a question about gun control and provides answers for both sides of the question. The following essays are included: (1) "Gun Violence Is Becoming an Epidemic" (Bob Herbert); (2) "Gun Violence Is Increasing among Children" (Sandy Grady); (3) "Gun Violence Is Overwhelming the Nation's Health Care System" (Susan Headden); (4) "Gun Violence Is Killing Many Young People" (Jennifer Weiner); (5) "Guns Can Prevent Violence" (John R. Lott, Jr.); (6) "Guns Should Not Be Blamed for Violence" (Don Feder); (7) "The Public's Fear of Violent Crime Is Excessive" (Beth Shuster); (8) "America's Gun Violence Problem Is Exaggerated" (Ted Drane); (9) "Enforcing Gun Control Laws Can Reduce Murders" (Jeffrey A. Roth); (10) "Supporting Gun Control Legislation Would Reduce Crime" ("Glamour" magazine); (11) "Controlling Legal Gun Ownership Does Not Reduce Crime" (John R. Lott, Jr.); (12) "Increased Gun Control Would Result in More Burglaries" (David Kopel); (13) "Domestic Violence Gun Control Laws Hinder Crime Reduction" (James Bovard); (14) "The Second Amendment and Gun Control: An Overview" (Wendy Kaminer); (15) "Gun Control Is Constitutional" (Melissa Huelsman); (16) "The Second Amendment Does Not Guarantee the Right To Own a Gun" (Join Together); (17) "Supreme Court Decisions Support the Constitutionality of Gun Control" (Roger Simon); (18) "Gun Control Is Not Constitutional" (Stephen P. Halbrook); (19) "A Threatened Second Amendment Threatens Freedom" (Charlton Heston); (20) "Gun Control Denies Citizens' Rights (George Detweiler); (21) "Restrictions on Gun Ownership Are the First Step toward Confiscation" (Brian Puckett); (22) "Gun Ownership and Self-Defense: An Overview" (Fred Guterl); (23) "Gun Ownership Provides Effective Self-Defense" (Sarah Thompson); (24) "Gun Ownership Displays Responsible Behavior" (Tara Powell); (25) "Gun Owners Protect Themselves from Crime" (Stephen Chapman); (26) "Gun Ownership Does Not Increase Personal Safety" (Robin Arquette); (27) "Guns in the House Endanger Innocent Lives" (Jane E. Brody); (28) "Gun Ownership Is Not Effective Self-Defense for Women" (Ann Jones); (29) "Ways To Reduce Gun Violence: An Overview" (Michael D'Antonio); (30) "Spiritual Involvement Would Reduce Gun Violence" (Caleb Rosado); (31) "Controlling Gun Manufacturers Would Reduce Gun Violence" (William Greider); (32) "Holding Gun Manufacturers Accountable Would Reduce Gun-Related Deaths" (Sarah Brady); (33) "Treating Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue Could Reduce the Problem" (George M. Anderson); (34) "Responsible Gun Ownership Would Reduce Gun Violence" (Bart Kendrick); and (35) "Getting Involved Can Help Reduce Gun Violence" (Michigan Partnership To Prevent Gun Violence). (Contains 56 references.) (SLD)
Greenhaven Press, Inc., P.O. Box 289009, San Diego, CA 92198-9009 (paperback: ISBN-0-7377-0064-5, $17.45; clothbound: ISBN-0-7377-0065-3, $27.45). Tel: 800-231-5163 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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