Students will find a balanaced historical overview of the gun control debate throughout American history.
Roots of the gun control debate date back to our country's founding. Attorney Constance Crooker traces this debate from its origin to the present day. Narrative chapters examine the theories and rhetoric behind each side of this dispute and show the extent to which the rhetoric is or isn't supported by statistical records. A collection of quotes from pro and con politicians and activists illustrate the passionate nature of the gun control issue.
Students will find a balanced, focused approach to landmark Supreme Court cases, gun control laws, gun rights groups, gun control advocates, and the fundamental controversies surrounding interpretations of the Second Amendment. This is an invaluable historical resource exploring an escalating debate in American society.
Introduction Gun Violence in America Why Guns Should Not Be Controlled Political and Public Voices on Gun Control Does the Second Amendment Guarantee an Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms? The Commerce Clause: Federal Jurisdiction Over Firearms History of Federal Gun Control Laws Gun Control and Gun Rights Organizations Gun Rights Groups The Battle Continues Conclusion About the Author Bibliography Endnotes
Reviews ^BStarred Review^R [W]ell worth the money. This volume follows the evolution of the battle between gun control advocates and those who believe it is a constitutional right to bear arms....The book looks at both perspectives equally, covering both those who advocate gun control and those who believe it is their right to own guns....This book as well as the whole series, will give you current information on some of the most controversial subjects in the news and will give students a balanced look at the issues covered. Highly Recommended.—Library Media Connection
[S]tudents will find much to think about and gain an understanding of the opposing sides of this controversial issue.—School Library Journal