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Gun control is one of the most hotly debated topics in America today. As the newsmedia reports stories of office rage, school shootings, sniper attacks, and other types of gun violence, many citizens are demanding stricter laws for firearms, if not an outright ban. Yet many other citizens are demanding protection for their Second Amendment rights, or the right to own a firearm for sports such as hunting, or for protection. This four-volume set discusses in detail the many different viewpoints Americans have about guns. Following an in-depth examination of the history of gun use and the Second Amendment, the set describes the most important Supreme Court cases and major gun control legislation. It devotes an entire volume to the firearms industry, its history and the current pressures to provide safe guns with safety locks and other smart features. Another volume focuses on children and their relationship with guns, both as victims and as users of guns. The final volume looks at public opinion, examining the gun culture in America, the NRA, the Brady Bill, and other efforts to regulate gun use.

Volume 1: The Second Amendment

Volume 2: The Firearms Industry

Volume 3: Children and Gun

Volume 4: Public Opinion

Reading Level: Grades 6-8

Book News Annotation:

This reference for students at the 6th-8th grade reading levels tackles a volatile issue in American life. The four volumes address, respectively, the Second Amendment, the firearms industry, children and guns, and public opinion. Each volume has its own introduction, glossary, and references; all include the comprehensive index. The layout is friendly, and b&w photos and "fast fact" boxes complement the text. Authorship is attributed to Creative Media Applications, Inc.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This four-volume set for middle school students examines Americans' use of firearms from Colonial times to the present, focusing on the Second Amendment and today's Gun Control movement.

Table of Contents

Volume I

Introduction

Chapter 1 The Right to Bear Arms Before the Constitution

Chapter 2 The Creation of the Second Amendment

Chapter 3 Guns and the Militia in American Culture

Chapter 4 Gun Control Legislation and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Chapter 5 The Modern Debate over the Second Amendment

Chapter 6 The Judicial View of the Second Amendment

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Volume II

Introduction

Chapter 1 Firearms in the United States

Chapter 2 Guns and the Rise of Mass Production

Chapter 3 Rifle-Muskets and Breechloaders

Chapter 4 The Firearms Industry in the Twentieth Century

Chapter 5 Safer Guns?

Chapter 6 Manufacturers Product Liability

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Volume III

Introduction

Chapter 1 Kids and Guns

Chapter 2 Youth Homicide, Suicide, and Firearms Accidents

Chapter 3 Guns and Schools

Chapter 4 Protecting Children?

Chapter 5 The Influence of the Mass Media

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Volume IV

Introduction

Chapter 1 Guns and Polls

Chapter 2 Politics and Lobbying

Chapter 3 Guns and the Federal System

Chapter 4 Crime and Self-Defense

Chapter 5 Carrying Concealed Weapons

Chapter 6 The Unending Debate

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313328961
Manufactured:
Greenwood Press
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Manufactured by:
Greenwood Press
Manufactured:
Greenwood Press
Author:
Greenwood Press
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
Crime-Enforcement and Investigation
Series:
Middle School Reference
Series Volume:
Four Volumes]
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Dimensions:
10.36x7.22x2.32 in. 5.08 lbs.

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