A somewhat controversial topic nowadays the gun control debate has become increasingly prevalent in the media as more and more incidences of not only adults, but children, being killed with guns have come to the fore. Therefore, the book “The Pros and Cons of the Gun Control Debate – How Do Obama's Laws Impact Gun Ownership” is well timed as it addresses many of the main issues. It delves right into the current situation in the United States and also compares it to the United Kingdom.This will be a hot topic for quite a while and, as it is also of international concern, it is best to be aware of all sides of the debate. The author explores both the pros and cons of gun control but does not impose her own views, allowing you to form your own opinions. Certainly people have a right to bear arms but at what point does it get out of control and require government intervention? Whether you are for or against gun control you can learn a lot from this book.
Author: Daniel W. Webster
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2013-01-25
The staggering toll of gun violence—which claims 31,000 U.S. lives each year—is an urgent public health issue that demands an effective evidence-based policy response. The Johns Hopkins University convened more than 20 of the world’s leading experts on gun violence and policy to summarize relevant research and recommend policies that are both constitutional and have broad public support. Collected for the first time in one volume, this reliable, empirical research and legal analysis will help lawmakers, opinion leaders, and concerned citizens identify policy changes to address mass shootings, along with the less-publicized gun violence that takes an average of 80 lives every day. Selected recommendations include: • Background checks: Establish a universal background check system for all persons purchasing a firearm from any seller. • High-risk individuals: Expand the set of conditions that disqualify an individual from legally purchasing a firearm. • Mental health: Focus federal restrictions on gun purchases by persons with serious mental illness on the dangerousness of the individual.• Trafficking and dealer licensing: Appoint a permanent director to ATF and provide the agency with the authority to develop a range of sanctions for gun dealers who violate gun sales or other laws. • Personalized guns: Provide financial incentives to states to mandate childproof or personalized guns. • Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines: Ban the future sale of assault weapons and the future sale and possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines.• Research funds: Provide adequate federal funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and National Institute of Justice for research into the causes and solutions of gun violence. The book includes an analysis of the constitutionality of many recommended policies and data from a national public opinion poll that reflects support among the majority of Americans—including gun owners—for stronger gun policies. -- Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
Author: Christopher Street
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-08-24
Gun Control If there's one thing most of the world knows about the USA it's that we love guns. Depending on who you are this might be a source of pride; knowing that your country provides you with the ultimate freedom to preserve life and liberty. For others it's a source of shame that despite being the richest nation in the world, the USA doesn't even have the same level of gun regulations as many third world nations. No matter how you feel about guns - knowing what to do about them is a difficult question for anybody. There are no easy answers to the debate about gun control. The information and statistics all seem to contradict each other, and everyone has such strong opinions about guns that there must be a right one. This is where this book on gun control comes to help. Here you will be given an engaging and insightful look into the world of guns and gun control. Understanding the true nature of gun violence and gun culture in the USA is as much about developing the ability to think critically about statistics and society as it is determining whether we should be giving people guns or taking them away. The NRA tells you that guns stop 2.5 million crimes a year. Mother Jones tells you that you're more likely to kill yourself or your children than a criminal with a gun. Who to believe? What's the agenda? Whether Republican or Democrat, gun-nut or gun-phobic; the truth is that the USA's gun homicide rate doesn't just beat out America's competition in the Western world, it obliterates it. Does this mean we need to bury our guns or make sure we have enough to go around? Discover what gun control really means and how it would manifest itself in America. How can we realistically reduce gun crime and stop headlines about another school shooting? Are the policies put forward by Obama a means to making us safer? Are they a way to take away our guns bullet by bullet? Or are they just meaningless political point scoring? Find out if we can keep the constitution and also put safety restrictions on guns and gun ownership. Explore how easy it is for us to get guns and whether binning them would just leave us surrounded by armed criminals. Do guns make us more or less safe? Wyoming has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the USA but also one of the lowest rates of murder. Do you believe the right that tells you this is what guns can achieve, or the left who tells it doesn't meaning anything? Unless you're looking at the relationship between gun ownership and murder in states like Mississippi and Alabama. We've heard a lot about Europe and how guns have both made them safer and far more at risk. What is really the situation on the ground there? Are there really no guns? Has violent crime in England shot through the roof since guns were banned? Do the Swiss really use assault rifles as backscratchers? Don't just discover the truth about gun control; discover how to find it out for yourself.
Author: Glenn Beck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Genre: Political Science
#1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck shines a spotlight on today’s culture of violence and provides practical, timely, and fact-based answers to the most commonly heard gun-control arguments. When our founding fathers secured the Constitutional “right of the people to keep and bear arms,” they also added the admonition that this right SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. It is the only time this phrase appears in the Bill of Rights. So why aren’t more people listening? History has proven that guns are essential to self-defense and liberty—but tragedy is a powerful force and has led many to believe that guns are the enemy, that the Second Amendment is outdated, and that more restrictions or outright bans on firearms will somehow solve everything. They are wrong. In CONTROL, Glenn Beck presents a passionate, fact-based case for guns that reveals why gun control isn’t really about controlling guns at all; it’s about controlling us. In doing so, he takes on and debunks the common myths and outright lies that are often used to vilify guns and demean their owners: The Second Amendment is ABOUT MUSKETS . . . GUN CONTROL WORKS in other countries . . . 40 percent of all guns are sold without BACKGROUND CHECKS . . . More GUNS MEAN more MURDER . . . Mass shootings are becoming more common . . . These awful MASSACRES ARE UNIQUE TO AMERICA . . . No CIVILIAN needs a “weapon of war” like the AR-15 . . . ARMED GUARDS in schools do nothing, just look at Columbine . . . Stop FEARMONGERING, no one is talking about TAKING YOUR GUNS AWAY. Backed by hundreds of sources, this handbook gives everyone who cares about the Second Amendment the indisputable facts they need to reclaim the debate, defeat the fear, and take back their natural rights.
Author: John R. Lott
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Social Science
On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime drew both lavish praise and heated criticism. More than a decade later, it continues to play a key role in ongoing arguments over gun-control laws: despite all the attacks by gun-control advocates, no one has ever been able to refute Lott’s simple, startling conclusion that more guns mean less crime. Relying on the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever conducted on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws, the book directly challenges common perceptions about the relationship of guns, crime, and violence. For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central contention.
Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Release Date: 2012
Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. * 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) * 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence * A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States * An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States * Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations
Author: Committee on Priorities for a Public Health Research Agenda to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2013-10-03
In 2010, more than 105,000 people were injured or killed in the United States as the result of a firearm-related incident. Recent, highly publicized, tragic mass shootings in Newtown, CT; Aurora, CO; Oak Creek, WI; and Tucson, AZ, have sharpened the American public's interest in protecting our children and communities from the harmful effects of firearm violence. While many Americans legally use firearms for a variety of activities, fatal and nonfatal firearm violence poses a serious threat to public safety and welfare. In January 2013, President Barack Obama issued 23 executive orders directing federal agencies to improve knowledge of the causes of firearm violence, what might help prevent it, and how to minimize its burden on public health. One of these orders directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to, along with other federal agencies, immediately begin identifying the most pressing problems in firearm violence research. The CDC and the CDC Foundation asked the IOM, in collaboration with the National Research Council, to convene a committee tasked with developing a potential research agenda that focuses on the causes of, possible interventions to, and strategies to minimize the burden of firearm-related violence. Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence focuses on the characteristics of firearm violence, risk and protective factors, interventions and strategies, the impact of gun safety technology, and the influence of video games and other media.
Author: Constance Emerson Crooker
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2003
Attorney Constance Crooker traces this debate from its origin to the present day. Students will find a balanced, focused approach to landmark Supreme Court cases, gun control laws, gun rights groups, gun control advocates, and the fundamental controversies surrounding interpretations of the Second Amendment.
Author: Paul M. Barrett
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Traces the story of the American gun market as reflected by an Austrian six-cylinder revolver, tracing how it has become a weapon of choice on both sides of the law, in the entertainment industry, and among Second Amendment enthusiasts.
Author: Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science Robert J Spitzer
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
The new edition of this classic text covers the latest developments in American gun policy, including shooting incidents plaguing the American landscape - especially Sandy Hook, the Colorado theatre shootings and the tragic death of Trayvon Martin - placing them in context with similar recent events. The incidents described in the book sparked a wave of gun control legislation at local, state and national levels, some of which was successful, some doomed and all controversial. At the national level, President Obama put his political capital on the line to push for new gun control measures, only to see them shot down by Congress. Robert J. Spitzer has long been a recognised authority on gun control and gun policy. His even-handed treatment of the issue - as both a member of the NRA and the Brady Center - continues to compel national and international interest, including interviews by the likes of Terry Gross, Tom Ashbrook and Diane Rehm. This sixth edition of The Politics of Gun Control provides the reader with up-to-date data and coverage of gun ownership, gun deaths, school shootings, border patrols and new topics including social media, stand-your-ground laws, magazine regulation, and shooting-related mental health initiatives.