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The gun debate, Philip J. Cook and Kristin A. Goss

Label
The gun debate
Title
The gun debate
Statement of responsibility
Philip J. Cook and Kristin A. Goss
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Written in question-and-answer format, this book will help readers make sense of the ideologically driven statistics and slogans that characterize our national conversation on firearms. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in getting a clear view of the issues surrounding guns and gun policy in America
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Philip J.
Dewey number
363.330973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7436
LC item number
.C657 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goss, Kristin A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gun control
  • Firearms ownership
  • Firearms
Target audience
adult
Label
The gun debate, Philip J. Cook and Kristin A. Goss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2
  • What about copycat crimes?
  • 69
  • What about violent video games?
  • 70
  • What do we know about the connection between mental health and gun violence?
  • 71
  • 5
  • Manufacture and Marketing of Guns
  • 73
  • How large is the gun industry in America?
  • Who owns the guns?
  • 73
  • How is firearms production organized?
  • 74
  • How does the industry market its products?
  • 76
  • What is required to become a licensed dealer?
  • 78
  • How many guns does an average dealer sell in a year? A successful dealer?
  • 79
  • How are dealers regulated?
  • 4
  • 79
  • What fraction of gun transactions go through licensed dealers?
  • 80
  • What are gun shows, and why are they problematic?
  • 81
  • Can guns be sold on the Internet? Ammunition?
  • 81
  • What is the supply chain for guns used in crime?
  • 82
  • How are illicit gun markets different from illicit drug markets?
  • Why do people choose to own guns-or not?
  • 85
  • How do American dealers supply gangs in Mexico and Canada?
  • 85
  • How many guns are stolen each year?
  • 86
  • How do criminals obtain their guns?
  • 87
  • 6
  • How America Regulates Firearms
  • 89
  • 5
  • Generally speaking how does America regulate guns?
  • 89
  • What is the Second Amendment?
  • 91
  • What gun controls are unconstitutional under the Second Amendment-and what laws are presumed to be lawful?
  • 95
  • How many gun laws are there?
  • 97
  • What are the key gun control laws?
  • 98
  • How many guns do gun owners own?
  • Which states have the strongest laws, and which have the weakest?
  • 109
  • If I want to buy a gun, what is the process?
  • 110
  • Who is barred from owning a firearm?
  • 111
  • Who enforces gun control laws?
  • 114
  • What are the challenges of enforcing gun laws?
  • 115
  • 6
  • How do US laws compare to those in other countries?
  • 118
  • Why aren't guns treated like other consumer products-cars, toys, even cigarettes?
  • 118
  • Do stand-your-ground laws reduce violence-or increase it?
  • 128
  • 7
  • Effectiveness of Firearms Policy
  • 132
  • With 200 to 300 million guns in civilian hands, is there any point in regulating firearms?
  • Is gun ownership rising or falling?
  • 132
  • Did the federal assault weapons ban reduce gun violence? What about the 1934 law on machine guns?
  • 135
  • What do the handgun bans in Chicago and Washington, DC, teach us about the effectiveness of gun control?
  • 136
  • Do gun buy-backs reduce gun violence?
  • 133
  • What measures are effective in reducing gun trafficking?
  • 139
  • Do federal prosecutions of "felon in possession" cases deter gun crime?
  • 7
  • 141
  • Was the Brady Act effective in reducing homicide and suicide?
  • 142
  • What is the "private sale loophole," and what would be gained from closing it?
  • 143
  • How effective is the federal law that disqualifies perpetrators of domestic violence?
  • 145
  • What is the evidence for disqualifying those with violent misdemeanors?
  • 146
  • Should disqualification as a result of criminal record be for life?
  • What role do shooting sports play in American life?
  • 148
  • What are the most promising strategies for keeping guns away from those who are dangerous to themselves or others because of mental illness?
  • 149
  • Do state authorities seek to disarm newly disqualified people?
  • 150
  • Do sentencing enhancements reduce gun use in violent crime?
  • 151
  • Is targeted policing against guns productive?
  • 151
  • How effective are hunting regulations on firearms safety?
  • 1
  • 8
  • 153
  • 8
  • Guns and Gun Control in History
  • 155
  • Is there a uniquely American gun culture?
  • 155
  • Where does the gun culture come from?
  • 159
  • Was there gun control in frontier America?
  • 163
  • Has participation in gun sports declined?
  • Is gun control an effort to protect the elite against minorities and immigrants?
  • 165
  • How have laws governing carrying and self-defense changed over time?
  • 169
  • Did Hitler's gun control laws cause the holocaust?
  • 171
  • 9
  • Public Opinion and Political Party Positions on Guns
  • 176
  • Do Americans want stricter gun laws?
  • 9
  • 176
  • Who supports gun control, and who supports gun rights?
  • 180
  • Why is the issue of guns and gun control so emotional for many people?
  • 182
  • Do high-profile shootings shift public opinion on gun policy?
  • 182
  • Where do the Democratic and Republican parties stand on gun control?
  • 183
  • Does support for gun control cost candidates their elections?
  • What are the common types of modern firearms?
  • 184
  • 10
  • Gun Rights Movement
  • 189
  • What is the gun rig/its movement?
  • 189
  • Why is the gun lobby so strong?
  • 192
  • Are gun rights supporters more intense than gun control supporters?
  • 195
  • 10
  • How has the NRA shaped gun control policy?
  • 198
  • Does the NRA represent the firearms industry?
  • 200
  • 11
  • Gun Control Movement
  • 203
  • What is the gun control movement?
  • 203
  • Why is the gun control movement relatively weak?
  • Why do gun owners usually have several guns?
  • 206
  • What happens after a high-profile shooting?
  • 209
  • Do the media favor gun control?
  • 212
  • 12
  • What Sorts of Gun Policies Might Be Politically Acceptable Going Forward?
  • 214
  • 12
  • What is an assault weapon?
  • 13
  • What devices are available to prevent misuse?
  • America and Its Guns
  • 14
  • 2
  • Value of Guns for Self-Protection and Combating Tyranny
  • 16
  • Why is self-defense central to the debate over gun control?
  • 16
  • Is a gun an effective means of self-protection against an assailant?
  • 17
  • How often are guns used in self-defense?
  • 18
  • 1
  • What are the risks and benefits of keeping a firearm in the home for protection?
  • 20
  • Do burglars avoid neighborhoods where residents keep guns In the home?
  • 21
  • How many people are licensed to carry a gun ?
  • 22
  • What is it like to carry a concealed gun?
  • 22
  • Does society benefit if more civilians carry concealed weapons?
  • 25
  • What is a gun?
  • Do Americans believe that guns make us safer?
  • 27
  • Do Americans believe that guns make our democracy stronger?
  • 29
  • Do guns protect against tyranny, even genocide?
  • 31
  • 3
  • Costs of Gun Violence
  • 34
  • How many Americans are killed or injured by gunfire?
  • 1
  • 34
  • Is gun violence rising or falling in America?
  • 35
  • Why are attacks with guns of any more concern than attacks with other weapons?
  • 37
  • Does the availability of a firearm increase the risk of suicide?
  • 42
  • Who is at risk for being shot?
  • 43
  • How has gun violence touched national political life?
  • What is the problem with guns?
  • 44
  • What is a mass shooting?
  • 45
  • Are US mass shootings increasing?
  • 46
  • What are the worst mass shootings in history?
  • 47
  • Are there common elements in mass shootings?
  • 50
  • Does the United States have more crime than other countries?
  • 1
  • 51
  • How much does gun violence cost America?
  • 52
  • 4
  • Causes of Gun Violence
  • 55
  • Who can be trusted with a gun?
  • 56
  • Do more guns cause more crime-or less?
  • 57
  • How many Americans own how many firearms?
  • Is gun violence closely linked to other types of violence?
  • 59
  • What do Israel and Switzerland teach us about the importance of gun ownership as a cause of gun violence?
  • 60
  • Do cultural differences help account for differences in levels of gun violence?
  • 62
  • Do the media contribute to gun violence in America?
  • 66
  • What about violent TV and movies?
  • 67
Control code
ocn863044070
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9780199338993
Lccn
2013042614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
363.33 C772 ; XX-N ; es ; A13BP135.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 863044070
  • (Sirsi) 863044070
  • (OCoLC)863044070
Label
The gun debate, Philip J. Cook and Kristin A. Goss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2
  • What about copycat crimes?
  • 69
  • What about violent video games?
  • 70
  • What do we know about the connection between mental health and gun violence?
  • 71
  • 5
  • Manufacture and Marketing of Guns
  • 73
  • How large is the gun industry in America?
  • Who owns the guns?
  • 73
  • How is firearms production organized?
  • 74
  • How does the industry market its products?
  • 76
  • What is required to become a licensed dealer?
  • 78
  • How many guns does an average dealer sell in a year? A successful dealer?
  • 79
  • How are dealers regulated?
  • 4
  • 79
  • What fraction of gun transactions go through licensed dealers?
  • 80
  • What are gun shows, and why are they problematic?
  • 81
  • Can guns be sold on the Internet? Ammunition?
  • 81
  • What is the supply chain for guns used in crime?
  • 82
  • How are illicit gun markets different from illicit drug markets?
  • Why do people choose to own guns-or not?
  • 85
  • How do American dealers supply gangs in Mexico and Canada?
  • 85
  • How many guns are stolen each year?
  • 86
  • How do criminals obtain their guns?
  • 87
  • 6
  • How America Regulates Firearms
  • 89
  • 5
  • Generally speaking how does America regulate guns?
  • 89
  • What is the Second Amendment?
  • 91
  • What gun controls are unconstitutional under the Second Amendment-and what laws are presumed to be lawful?
  • 95
  • How many gun laws are there?
  • 97
  • What are the key gun control laws?
  • 98
  • How many guns do gun owners own?
  • Which states have the strongest laws, and which have the weakest?
  • 109
  • If I want to buy a gun, what is the process?
  • 110
  • Who is barred from owning a firearm?
  • 111
  • Who enforces gun control laws?
  • 114
  • What are the challenges of enforcing gun laws?
  • 115
  • 6
  • How do US laws compare to those in other countries?
  • 118
  • Why aren't guns treated like other consumer products-cars, toys, even cigarettes?
  • 118
  • Do stand-your-ground laws reduce violence-or increase it?
  • 128
  • 7
  • Effectiveness of Firearms Policy
  • 132
  • With 200 to 300 million guns in civilian hands, is there any point in regulating firearms?
  • Is gun ownership rising or falling?
  • 132
  • Did the federal assault weapons ban reduce gun violence? What about the 1934 law on machine guns?
  • 135
  • What do the handgun bans in Chicago and Washington, DC, teach us about the effectiveness of gun control?
  • 136
  • Do gun buy-backs reduce gun violence?
  • 133
  • What measures are effective in reducing gun trafficking?
  • 139
  • Do federal prosecutions of "felon in possession" cases deter gun crime?
  • 7
  • 141
  • Was the Brady Act effective in reducing homicide and suicide?
  • 142
  • What is the "private sale loophole," and what would be gained from closing it?
  • 143
  • How effective is the federal law that disqualifies perpetrators of domestic violence?
  • 145
  • What is the evidence for disqualifying those with violent misdemeanors?
  • 146
  • Should disqualification as a result of criminal record be for life?
  • What role do shooting sports play in American life?
  • 148
  • What are the most promising strategies for keeping guns away from those who are dangerous to themselves or others because of mental illness?
  • 149
  • Do state authorities seek to disarm newly disqualified people?
  • 150
  • Do sentencing enhancements reduce gun use in violent crime?
  • 151
  • Is targeted policing against guns productive?
  • 151
  • How effective are hunting regulations on firearms safety?
  • 1
  • 8
  • 153
  • 8
  • Guns and Gun Control in History
  • 155
  • Is there a uniquely American gun culture?
  • 155
  • Where does the gun culture come from?
  • 159
  • Was there gun control in frontier America?
  • 163
  • Has participation in gun sports declined?
  • Is gun control an effort to protect the elite against minorities and immigrants?
  • 165
  • How have laws governing carrying and self-defense changed over time?
  • 169
  • Did Hitler's gun control laws cause the holocaust?
  • 171
  • 9
  • Public Opinion and Political Party Positions on Guns
  • 176
  • Do Americans want stricter gun laws?
  • 9
  • 176
  • Who supports gun control, and who supports gun rights?
  • 180
  • Why is the issue of guns and gun control so emotional for many people?
  • 182
  • Do high-profile shootings shift public opinion on gun policy?
  • 182
  • Where do the Democratic and Republican parties stand on gun control?
  • 183
  • Does support for gun control cost candidates their elections?
  • What are the common types of modern firearms?
  • 184
  • 10
  • Gun Rights Movement
  • 189
  • What is the gun rig/its movement?
  • 189
  • Why is the gun lobby so strong?
  • 192
  • Are gun rights supporters more intense than gun control supporters?
  • 195
  • 10
  • How has the NRA shaped gun control policy?
  • 198
  • Does the NRA represent the firearms industry?
  • 200
  • 11
  • Gun Control Movement
  • 203
  • What is the gun control movement?
  • 203
  • Why is the gun control movement relatively weak?
  • Why do gun owners usually have several guns?
  • 206
  • What happens after a high-profile shooting?
  • 209
  • Do the media favor gun control?
  • 212
  • 12
  • What Sorts of Gun Policies Might Be Politically Acceptable Going Forward?
  • 214
  • 12
  • What is an assault weapon?
  • 13
  • What devices are available to prevent misuse?
  • America and Its Guns
  • 14
  • 2
  • Value of Guns for Self-Protection and Combating Tyranny
  • 16
  • Why is self-defense central to the debate over gun control?
  • 16
  • Is a gun an effective means of self-protection against an assailant?
  • 17
  • How often are guns used in self-defense?
  • 18
  • 1
  • What are the risks and benefits of keeping a firearm in the home for protection?
  • 20
  • Do burglars avoid neighborhoods where residents keep guns In the home?
  • 21
  • How many people are licensed to carry a gun ?
  • 22
  • What is it like to carry a concealed gun?
  • 22
  • Does society benefit if more civilians carry concealed weapons?
  • 25
  • What is a gun?
  • Do Americans believe that guns make us safer?
  • 27
  • Do Americans believe that guns make our democracy stronger?
  • 29
  • Do guns protect against tyranny, even genocide?
  • 31
  • 3
  • Costs of Gun Violence
  • 34
  • How many Americans are killed or injured by gunfire?
  • 1
  • 34
  • Is gun violence rising or falling in America?
  • 35
  • Why are attacks with guns of any more concern than attacks with other weapons?
  • 37
  • Does the availability of a firearm increase the risk of suicide?
  • 42
  • Who is at risk for being shot?
  • 43
  • How has gun violence touched national political life?
  • What is the problem with guns?
  • 44
  • What is a mass shooting?
  • 45
  • Are US mass shootings increasing?
  • 46
  • What are the worst mass shootings in history?
  • 47
  • Are there common elements in mass shootings?
  • 50
  • Does the United States have more crime than other countries?
  • 1
  • 51
  • How much does gun violence cost America?
  • 52
  • 4
  • Causes of Gun Violence
  • 55
  • Who can be trusted with a gun?
  • 56
  • Do more guns cause more crime-or less?
  • 57
  • How many Americans own how many firearms?
  • Is gun violence closely linked to other types of violence?
  • 59
  • What do Israel and Switzerland teach us about the importance of gun ownership as a cause of gun violence?
  • 60
  • Do cultural differences help account for differences in levels of gun violence?
  • 62
  • Do the media contribute to gun violence in America?
  • 66
  • What about violent TV and movies?
  • 67
Control code
ocn863044070
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9780199338993
Lccn
2013042614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
363.33 C772 ; XX-N ; es ; A13BP135.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 863044070
  • (Sirsi) 863044070
  • (OCoLC)863044070

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