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Gun Control - 2nd Amendment revision
Hard Evidence: Does Gun Control Work? (The Conversation US)
"Peter Squires, professor of Criminology and Public Policy at the University of Brighton in England, presents a balanced perspective on whether gun control actually reduces gun violence crime. He states that gun control is one aspect of crime prevention, but we should not discount the fact that criminals with illegal guns still commit crimes. The chart comparing the firearm homicide rates in 20 countries is eye-opening, with no other country coming close to the U.S.’s rate of 3.6 homicides per 100,000. He shows evidence of gun violence dropping in the UK, Canada, and Australia after enacting strict gun control laws."
The Second Amendment Under Fire: The Uses of History and the Politics of Gun Control (History Matters)
"The National Rifle Association is adamant about protecting the right to bear arms, while a million moms marched for tighter gun control. Investigate the interpretations of legal scholars in regards to the meaning of the Second Amendment. Many are unwilling to part with their guns, a right that they say protects all other rights. Others say the amendment is outdated. The courts try to find the balance, as all rights have limits. Most Americans agree on some restrictions to gun ownership. To strictly follow a collective right viewpoint, military assault weapons would be acceptable while hunting rifles would not be."
"Congress is divided on their views about gun control, even after the tragedy in Newtown. The National Rifle Association graded representatives based on whether they advocated stronger gun rights or stronger gun control. Few representatives take the middle ground when it comes to gun control, according to the NRA, but not all have a voting record to show where they truly stand. Few state laws have changed in response to mass shootings. Learn about legislation that has expanded gun rights for self-defense and hunting in some jurisdictions."
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons by Council On Foreign Relations (PBS)
Find out how gun laws in the U.S. compare to those in Canada, Australia, Israel, Norway, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Civilian shootings by gunmen stir up the debate over gun control in the U.S., where citizens own between one-third and one-half of civilian guns in the world.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
"Since a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, the president's press secretary was shot and seriously injured. Since that time, James Brady and his wife have lobbied for sensible gun control laws in an effort to end gun violence in the United States. At this official site for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, you can learn more about the center's work and find out some of its successful initiatives. The latest information about laws and the relationship that the gun control group has with law enforcement is also provided."
The Violence Policy Center
" The Violence Policy Center says it promotes research, investigation, analysis and advocacy for a safer America. Their web site has a great deal of information about violence and particularly violence using firearms. Explore firearms laws and read press releases about gun control issues. The special interest section has numerous articles to download about the gun industry, gun lobby, gun violence, explosives and more. Find statistics and watch a video about household gun ownership in America."
Gun Rights by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014-07-15
"The gun rights issue has been among the most contentious debates since the founding of the United States. This instructive volume offers close but comprehensible readings of the Second Amendment set against the backdrop of fluctuating social and political contexts. Additionally, it documents the evolution of arguments for and against "the right to bear arms." Readers will understand why this provocative issue has continued to rage in the courts and among politicians through the years and may do so for years to come." ~ provided by publisher
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