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Library Books about Gun Control

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Is Gun Ownership a Right? - Lea Sakora
Call Number: 363.33 Is
A collection of essays cover varying viewpoints on the controversial topic of gun ownership in the United States and include opinions of Supreme Court justices, journalists, historians, and professors, and statements from research centers.

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Concealed Weapons - Kacy Lovelace; Hayley Mitchell Haugen
Call Number: 363.33 Concealed
A collection of fourteen essays about issues related to concealed weapons, discussing the evolution of concealed carry laws, whether gun-free zones increase instances of violence, if concealed weapons protect personal freedoms, national standards, permits, and whether concealed weapons should be allowed on college campuses and national parks.

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Gun Crime - Dirk Flinthart
Call Number: 363.33 Flint
Gives information on various types of gun crimes and discusses the laws of different countries and their attitude toward guns. Includes real-life examples and case studies of gun crimes around the world.

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Understanding Your Right to Bear Arms - Nathaniel Cross; Michael A. Sommers
Call Number: 363.33 Cross
Related topics include background checks, the Second Amendment and the Bill of Rights, children and guns, gun safety, citizenship and guns, the US Constitution, the Continental Congress, the courts and gun control, the history of arms in England, laws for owning firearms, statistics for firearms in the United States, the role of the Founding Fathers, early and current gun control laws, views of opponents and supporters of gun control, the Brady Act (1993), Native Americans and guns, school shootings, state gun laws, Supreme Court decisions, and the gun culture of the United States.

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Can Gun Control Reduce Violence? - Patricia D. Netzley
Call Number: 363.33 Netzley
An exploration of controversies related to gun control that discusses the origins of the gun control controversy; provides varying perspectives on how gun control affects crime rates, the role mental illness plays in gun violence, whether assault weapons should be banned, and whether arming more people would make America safer.

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Gun Control - Matt Doeden
Call Number: 363.33 Doeden
Examines the history of gun control, including statistics, legislation, and expert opinions from both sides of the debate. Looks at accidental shootings caused by gun ownership, background checks for firearm purchases, the Columbine High School shootings, concealed carry, the U.S. Constitution concerning gun ownership, "right to keep and bear arms" clause and the Second Amendment, crime and crime prevention, incidents involving James Brady and Gabrielle Giffords, gun shows, the Virginia Tech University shootings, and youth and guns.

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Guns and Crime - Greenhaven Press Staff (Editor); Noël Merino
Call Number: 363.33 Guns
A collection of thirteen essays that addresses issues related to guns and crime, including accessibility of guns, gun control, gun violence, and other topics.

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Gun Control - George A. Milite
Call Number: 363.33 Milite
Presents a concise overview on issues associated with gun control such as the Second Amendment right to own firearms, banning certain weapons, and whether or not gun control reduces the crime rate.

 

Videos about Gun Control

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After Newtown Guns In America
Call Number: DVD 363.33 After
Examines the evolution of guns in America, their frequent link to violence, and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity. From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice; from the 19th century immigrant riots to gangland violence in the Roaring Twenties; from the Civil War to Civil Rights, guns have been at the center of our national narrative for four hundred years.

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