Gun violence : opposing viewpoints / Louise I. Gerdes, book editor.
This volume explores the topics relating to gun violence by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
- ISBN: 9780737749663 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 0737749660 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 9780737749670 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0737749679 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Framington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, c2011.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-244) and index.
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pt. 1. How serious is the problem of gun violence? -- Gun violence is a serious problem / Andrew Goddard -- The link between gun ownership and gun violence is flawed / Jacob Deakins -- The flow of U.S. guns fuels gun violence in Mexico / Tom Diaz -- The percentage of U.S. guns used in Mexican gun violence is exaggerated / William P. Hoar -- The availability of guns increases the risk of suicide / Matthew Miller and David Hemenway -- The availability of guns does not increase suicide rates / Don B. Kates -- Gun violence poses a serious threat to children / Marian Wright Edelman -- Gun safety programs reduce the threat of fatal firearm accidents among children / National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action -- pt. 2. What factors contribute to gun violence? -- The availability of guns increases gun violence / Bob Herbert -- Making guns less available does not reduce gun violence / John R. Lott Jr. -- Pro-gun organization policies promote gun violence / John E. Rosenthal -- Gun violence is a symptom of other social problems / Courtland Milloy -- Hate and extremist groups encourage gun violence / Astrid Dorélien, Michael Miller, and Peter Brody -- Popular culture promotes gun violence / Dariusz Dziewanski -- American's violent culture advances gun violence / Andrew Stephen -- pt. 3. Do private gun ownership policies reduce gun violence? -- Laws controlling private gun ownership will reduce gun violence / Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence -- Laws controlling private gun ownership reduce its deterrent effect on gun crime / Robert A. Levy -- College campuses are safer without concealed weapons / Students for Gun Free Schools -- College campuses are less safe without concealed weapons / Students for Concealed Carry on Campus -- Laws allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons in national parks will make visitors safer / Clair Schwan -- Allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons in national parks is dangerous / Dianne Feinstein -- pt. 4. What laws and regulations should govern guns? -- The Second Amendment guarantees the right to private gun ownership / Don B. Kates -- Judicial activism wrongly established a Second Amendment right to private gun ownership / Dennis A. Henigan -- Gun show loopholes should be closed / City of New York -- Background checks at gun shows are unnecessary / National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action -- The assault weapons ban should be reinstated / Delaware County Daily Times -- The assault weapons ban should not be reinstated / Steven Warrick.
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