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The second amendment is the most hotly debated and controversial right in the Constitution. In light of the recent surge of school shootings and other gun-related crimes, gun policy has become one of our leading national concerns, affecting politicians, gun manufacturers, sport shooters, and ordinary citizens alike.
Showcasing viewpoints from all sides of the gun control debate, Gun Control and Gun Rights, presents the first balanced gun policy textbook for use by undergraduates, graduate students, law students and the general public.
This comprehensive anthology includes selections from legal cases, hunting stories, public policy briefs and journalistic accounts. Anyone looking for a fair, even-handed account of the gun issue will find it in this book.
"Most academic literature regarding firearms policy is one-sided advocacy scholarship. . . . This book seeks to create such a balance."
1 The Benefits of Gun Ownership
2 The Costs of Firearms
3 Philosophical Roots of the Right to Arms and of Opposition to That Right
4 The Right to Arms in the Second Amendment and State Constitutions: Cases and Commentary
5 Guns and Identity: Race, Gender, Class, and Culture
6 Guns and Civil Liability