Guns and Violence
The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question. Book jacket.
Can gun control measures reduce gun violence? Chapter overview / William J. Krouse ; Federal laws are needed to reduce gun violence / John Rosenthal ; Congress must enact strict gun control laws / Jeff Kirvin ; Raising the tax on firearms may reduce gun violence / Kent Garry ; The United States must promote responsible access and use of guns / Richard H. Brodhead and James Moeser ; Gun bans disarm law-abiding citizens, not criminals / John R. Lott Jr. ; Gun control laws have not reduced violent crime / John Stossel ; Gun control laws will increase crime / Shaun Connell ; Gun control measures will not make our schools safe / Roger D. McGrath
Is gun control constitutional? Chapter overview / Mark Tushnet ; Guns are no longer needed to protect democracy / Nasir Ahmed ; The Second Amendment is misused by opponents of gun control / Saul Cornell ; The U.S. Supreme Court should uphold the District of Columbia's handgun ban / Matthew Cooper ; The U.S. Supreme Court should rule that the right to bear arms is subject to reasonable regulation / Allen Rostron ; Citizens still need guns to protect themselves against bad government / John F. McManus ; The Second Amendment right to bear arms is an individual right / Wall Street Journal ; The Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments support gun rights / Akhil Reed Amar ; The Appeals Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller showed sound reasoning / Bob Barr
Is gun ownership dangerous? Guns in the home increases the risks of homicides and suicides / Linda J. Dahlberg, Robin M. Ikeda, and Marcie-jo Kresnow ; Guns in the home pose a risk for children / Alan L. Hammond ; Guns save lives / John Stossel ; Rural homeowners need guns for self-defense / Massad Ayoob ; The media underestimates the defensive uses of guns / Larry Elder
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