Guns in American Society

Guns in American Society

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The landmark 2002 edition of qGuns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Lawq was acclaimed for helping readers get beyond the sometimes overheated rhetoric and navigate the overwhelming amount of unbiased academic research on gun-related issues. Now, in light of the steady rate of gun violence and several high-profile shooting incidents, this extraordinary three-volume work returns in a timely and thoroughly updated edition. With over 100 new entries, the latest edition of qGuns in American Societyq is the most current resource available on all aspects of the gun issue, including rates of violence, gun control, gun rights, regulations and legislation, court decisions, pro- and anti-gun organizations, gun ownership, hunters and collectors, public opinion toward guns, and much more. With expert contributions from the fields of criminology, history, law, medicine, politics, and social science, it gives students, journalists, policymakers, and researchers a foundation for their own investigations, while helping readers of all kinds make decisions as family members, potential gun owners, and voters.Seven of the eight largest mass shootings in modern U.S. history have occurred in the past 25 years (Fox 2007). There does appear to be a ... In addition, they have more access to and training in the use of handguns and rifles. More than 75 anbsp;...

Title:Guns in American Society
Author:Gregg Lee Carter
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2012


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