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Author Jacobs, James B.

Title Can gun control work?
Published New York : Oxford Univ Press, 2002
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Contents I. ESSENTIAL BACKGROUND; 1 Dissecting the Gun Problem; 2 Existing Gun Controls; 3 Impediments to More Gun Controls; II. AMERICA'S DOMINANT GUN CONTROL PARADIGM; 4 The Politics of the Brady Law; 5 What the Brady Law Says; 6 Holes in the Brady Law; 7 Evaluating the Brady Law; III. POLICY OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE; 8 Closing the Gun Show and Secondary Market Loophole; 9 Comprehensive Licensing and Registration; 10 Prohibition and Disarmament; 11 Other Gun Control Strategies; 12 Creating Gun-Free Public Spaces; 13 Conclusion: The "Problem" Reconsidered; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C
Summary Few schisms in American life run as deep or as wide as the divide between gun rights and gun control advocates. Awash in sound and symbol, the gun regulation debate has largely been defined by forceful rhetoric rather than substantive action. Politicians shroud themselves in talk of individual rights or public safety while lobbyists on both sides make doom-and-gloom pronouncements on the consequences of potential shifts in the status quo. In America today there are between 250 and 300 million firearms in private hands, amounting to one weapon for every American. Two in five American homes hous
Subject Firearms ownership -- Government policy -- United States.
Gun control -- Political aspects -- United States.
Gun control -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1602564612