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The triumph of the gun-rights argument : why the gun control debate is over  Cover Image Book Book

The triumph of the gun-rights argument : why the gun control debate is over / Harry L. Wilson.


Gun control evokes passions equaled by few other subjects. As this book shows, the debate over firearms begins with cultural values and extends into questions of constitutional rights, public health and safety, and politics. Examining its subject through the prism of the Sandy Hook shootings, the book looks at the influence of elected officials, the courts, interest groups, and average citizens in shaping gun-control laws. It shares poll results detailing what the public really thinks about guns and why, and it explains the various components of gun policy and policymaking to show how they come together to form the current reality.--Jacket flap.

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  • ISBN: 9781440830358
  • ISBN: 1440830355
  • Physical Description: x, 260 pages ; 25 cm
  • Distributor: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The Second Amendment, the Supreme Court, and firearms -- Violence, public policy, and firearms -- Public opinion, gun control, and elections -- Interest groups -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: The midterm elections of 2014.
Subject: Gun control > United States.
Firearms ownership > United States.
Pressure groups > United States.
Lobbying > United States.
United States. Constitution. 2nd Amendment.
Firearms > Law and legislation > United States.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library HV 7436 .W557 2015 30775305503402 General Collection Available -

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