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The Bias Against Guns
John R. Lott, Jr.
0895261146
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Following up on his controversial study More Guns, Less Crime, economist Lott argues that widespread gun ownership prevents crime. He cites survey data and news reports to argue that the fear that victims might be armed strongly deters criminals, and that guns are used in self-defense or to ward off criminal threats about 2.3 million times a year. Because they impede law-abiding citizens' access to guns, even mild gun-control regulations-assault weapons bans, "one-gun-a-month" laws-actually increase crime, according to Lott, while right-to-carry laws lower crime and help prevent (or violently terminate) terrorist attacks and "rampage" shootings. Even measures to keep guns away from children, like "gun-free school zones" and "safe storage" laws that require guns to be locked away, are misguided because children...


More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws
John R. Lott
0226493644
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Multiple regression analyses are rarely the subject of heated public debate or 225-page books for laypeople. But John R. Lott, Jr.'s study in the January 1997 Journal of Legal Studies showing that concealed-carry weapons permits reduced the crime rate set off a firestorm. The updated study, together with illustrative anecdotes and a short description of the political and academic response to the study, as well as responses to the responses, makes up Lott's informative More Guns, Less Crime.

In retrospect, it perhaps should not have been surprising that increasing the number of civilians with guns would reduce crime rates. The possibility of armed victims reduces the expected benefits and increases the expected costs of criminal activity. And, at the margin at least, people respond to changes in costs, even for crime, as...



The Seven Myths of Gun Control
Richard Poe
0761524258
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Dr. Michael S. Brown (NewsMax.com, June 18, 2001)
An informative and enjoyable read. . . Buy a couple of extra copies and give them to people you care about. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
Praise for The Seven Myths of Gun Control:
"A blockbuster book every freedom-loving American should read." —Christopher Ruddy, editor, NewsMax.com
"Every woman in America should read The Seven Myths of Gun Control. As the saying goes, 'God made man and woman, Colonel Colt made them equal.'" —Ann Coulter, syndicated columnist and bestselling author
"The Seven Myths of Gun Control shatters preconceived notions of the gun control debate. Richard Poe correctly points out that...


Gun Violence
Philip J. Cook
0195137930
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The effects of gun violence in the United States go far beyond the costs borne by the legal system, according to the authors (both experts on pubic policy and gun violence) of this convincing, if technical, study. Calculating the costs of the roughly 110,000 annual gun-related deaths and serious injuries, the authors argue that gun violence is a public health problem that costs Americans about $100 billion a year. These costs include more than those immediately resulting from a gun injury (e.g., emergency room costs) ; it also includes related costs such as increased security at airports and schools. But most original and enlightening in this study is that in their cost-benefit outlook, the authors measure not only the financial but the emotional costs of a gun-filled society, which encompasses "not just victims...


The Global War on Your Guns : Inside the UN Plan To Destroy the Bill of Rights
Wayne LaPierre
1595550410
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description

The United Nations wants your guns. They want all of them-now-and they've found a way to do it. In fact, the U.N. is so cocksure it can commandeer the Second Amendment that it chose the Fourth of July, 2006, to hold its global gun ban summit in New York City. If you think there's no way an armed U.N. platoon of blue helmets can knock on your door to take your guns, this book just became your next must-read.

Wayne LaPierre's The Global War on Your Guns takes you inside the U.N. plan to destroy the Bill of Rights by attacking the one right that makes any right possible, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

LaPierre's well-researched chapters outline the threat itself, how the U.N. works, and the phalanx of international forces determined to eliminate the basic human right of self-preservation through...



God, Guns and Rock 'n' Roll
Ted Nugent
0895261731
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Rock and roll legend Ted Nugent contends that a lot of what is wrong with this country could be remedied by a simple, but controversial concept: gun ownership.


A Well-Regulated Militia
Saul Cornell
0195147863
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some passionately assert that the Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to maintain militias. Now, in the first and only comprehensive history of this bitter
controversy, Saul Cornell proves conclusively that both sides are wrong.
Cornell, a leading constitutional historian, shows that the Founders understood the right to bear arms as neither an individual nor a collective right, but as a civic right--an obligation citizens owed to the state to arm themselves so that they could participate in a well regulated militia. He
shows how the modern "collective right" view of the Second Amendment, the one federal courts have accepted for over a hundred years, owes more to the...


In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection
Massad F. Ayoob
0936279001
June 1980
Paperback
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Send In The Waco Killers: Essays on the Freedom Movement, 1993-1998
Vin Suprynowicz
0967025907
March 1999
Paperback
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Bill Branon, author of "Let Us Prey" (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), "Devil's Hole," "Timesong," and "Spider Snatch"
"This volume is the seminal work of the last five decades. It will change lives. It will direct nations."

Bill Branon, author of "Let Us Prey" (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), "Devil's Hole," "Timesong," and "Spider Snatch"
"Suprynowicz has given us the lyrics to freedom's song. It is up to us to make the music."

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Can Gun Control Work
James B. Jacobs
0195176588
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
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 house guns. On the one hand, most gun owners are law-abiding citizens who believe they have a constitutional right to bear arms. On the other, a
great many people believe gun control to be our best chance at reducing...


Balance of Power
Richard North Patterson
1413228798

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Under the Gun
James D. Wright
0202303063
Jan 1983
Paperback
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Contemporary Sociology
"...the most comprehensive review of gun control research yet published."

San Francisco Chronicle
"This exhaustive, uncompromising review on weapons, crime, and violence is perhaps the only book worth reading on the issue."

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Ray Gun : Out of Control
Marvin Scott Jarrett, Dean Kuipers
0684839806
June 13, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Since the publication of its first issue in 1992, Ray Gun has set the perimeters of the cutting edge in publishing. Abandoning such conventions as headlines, columns, and even page numbers, the alternative rock-and-roll magazine created a chaotic, abstract style that broke all the rules, clearing the way for a slew of fringe magazines devoted as much to style as to substance. This self-consciously hip, unconventional approach soon emerged on album covers, concert posters, and MTV, signaling the birth of a bona fide movement. The same irreverent approach to production is applied to Ray Gun: Out of Control, forcing you to wade through a maze of random graphics and typefaces to unearth the articles and essays. The search is half the fun, though, as the pieces are enough to capture your interest, even against the backdrop of so...


Gun Control
Harry Henderson
0816056609
February 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
YA-Although the specific topics are not clearly separated into pros and cons as in many other series, the questions raised about gun control are thoroughly discussed. The first chapter presents the subject in its historical context, followed by summaries of specific state and federal laws. The most important court cases in the field are succinctly presented with the background, legal issues, decisions, and impact distinctly delineated. Nearly 20 pages are devoted to advice on how to research the issue, including descriptions of general search engines and specific Web sites. The title has a lengthy, annotated bibliography and lists of related organizations. A useful tool for research and debates.Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text...


Armed and Considered Dangerous
James D. Wright
0202305422
Jan 1994
(Paperback) - Expanded Ed.
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Contemporary Sociology
"...the most comprehensive review of gun control research yet published." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

San Francisco Chronicle
"This exhaustive, uncompromising review on weapons, crime, and violence is perhaps the only book worth reading on the issue." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Gun Control
Susan Dudley Gold
076141584X
January 2004
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Discusses the history of guns and gun control in the United States, relevant laws and legal cases, and the arguments posed by both sides in the debate about how much government control there should be over firearms.


Armed and Considered Dangerous
James D. Wright
0202305430
Jan 1994
(Hardcover) - Expanded Ed.
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Contemporary Sociology
"...the most comprehensive review of gun control research yet published." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

San Francisco Chronicle
"This exhaustive, uncompromising review on weapons, crime, and violence is perhaps the only book worth reading on the issue." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Concealed Carry : The Shooter's Guide to Selecting Handguns
Wiley Clapp
1581603673
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Once you have made the all-important decision to get a concealed-carry weapon permit, you face a dilemma - how to determine the perfect carry piece from the dizzying array of choices available in modern handguns. Before you invest your money in and trust your life to one weapon, get the opinion of an expert - someone who's personally tested handguns from every major manufacturer and experimented with models, calibers and types of ammunition, all with the specific needs of concealed carry in mind. Contains in-depth analyses of small, medium and large pistols and revolvers by makers such as S&W, Glock, Colt, Ruger, Taurus and more.

About the Author
Wiley Clapp is one of the most respected names in handguns today. A former U.S. Marine and law enforcement officer, Clapp has written...


Gun Control, Vol. 3
Herbert M. Levine
0817243518
August 1997
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Provides information on both sides of the gun control issue, discussing crime, suicides, accidents, the Constitution, and government regulations.


The Ballad of Carl Drega
Vin Suprynowicz
0967025923
June 4, 2002
Paperback
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Bill Branon, author of "Let Us Prey" (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), Devil's Hole, Timesong, and Spider Snatch
"Buy this book in bulk and carpet bomb your friends. Do the country and your kids a large favor."

Edward A., Monkton, Maryland
"I screamed, I cried, and at times I laughed so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes."

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In the Line of Fire
Joseph F. Sheley
0202305481
Dec 1995
Hardcover
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The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
"This works opens up important avenues for understanding the behavior of violent youth."

Book Description
Violence committed by and against juveniles has come increasingly to define the public's image of the crime problem and the larger debate over anticrime policy. Though crime rates in most cities have been relatively stable for several years, homicide rates and gun-related assaults involving young males in those same cities have been growing rapidly. In the Line of Fire describes the most extensive study to date of the means and methods of gun-related violence among urban youth. Focusing on the number and types of firearms juveniles possess as well as where, how, and why they acquire and carry guns, Sheley and Wright rely on data collected from...


Gun Control
Renardo Barden
0865930724
October 1990
Library Binding
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In the Line of Fire
James D. Wright
020230549X
Jan 1995
Paperback
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The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
"This works opens up important avenues for understanding the behavior of violent youth."

Book Description
Violence committed by and against juveniles has come increasingly to define the public's image of the crime problem and the larger debate over anticrime policy. Though crime rates in most cities have been relatively stable for several years, homicide rates and gun-related assaults involving young males in those same cities have been growing rapidly. In the Line of Fire describes the most extensive study to date of the means and methods of gun-related violence among urban youth. Focusing on the number and types of firearms juveniles possess as well as where, how, and why they acquire and carry guns, Sheley and Wright rely on data collected from...


A Little Handbook on the Second Amendment: What the American aristocracy Does Not Want You to Know.
Joseph L. Bass
0966935918
December 3, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
A Little Handbook on the Second Amendment is an easily read summary of information found in reliable academic books dealing with the Second Amendment. It clearly demonstrates that the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights recognizes a right of individual citizens to possess and carry privately owned firearms free from infringement by state governments and the federal government. When published in 1999 some elitist constitutional academics still denied that the Second Amendment included an individual right. In the interim they have been proven wrong and many now decline to write on the subject, not wanting to acknowledge their previous errors. A Little Handbook on the Second Amendment is now a classic text for those wishing an introduction to gun rights issues.

From the Author


Gun Control
Leanne K. Currie-McGhee
156006658X
November 2003
Hardcover
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Review
School Library Journal : "This book is certainly up-to-date, and presents in unbiased, well-reasoned discussion of the subject. There are copious notes and an equally list of books and other sources consulted, as well as contact information on organizations mentioned in the text."
-- School Library Journal (October 2001)
Booklist : "Informative, forthright overview...attempts to be as objective as possible."
-- Booklist (Febraury 2002)
School Library Journal : "Better than average, due to its organization, approach, and illustrations. The author takes a straightforward, informative approach, uncluttered by the authentic first-person narratives that frequently mark such books. Suggestions for further reading and help are appended."
-- School Library Journal (April...

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