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001       95016635 
008    950410s1995    nyuaf    b    00100 eng   
010    95016635 
019 1  11605724 
019    95016635 
020    0879759585|b(alk. paper) 
043    n-us--- 
050 00 HV7436|b.G88 1995 
082 00 363.3/3/0973|220 
245 00 Guns :|bwho should have them? /|cedited by David B. Kopel.
260    Amherst, N.Y. :|bPrometheus Books,|c1995. 
300    475 p., [8] p. of plates :|bill. ;|c24 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction / David B. Kopel -- 1. Arms and the Woman: A 
       Feminist Reappraisal / Mary Zeiss Stange -- 2. Background 
       Checks and Waiting Periods / David B. Kopel -- 3. The 
       Second Amendment: Toward an Afro-Americanist 
       Reconsideration / Robert J. Cottrol and Raymond T. Diamond
       -- 4. "Assault Weapons" / David B. Kopel -- 5. Bad 
       Medicine: Doctors and Guns / Don B. Kates, Henry E. 
       Schaffer, John K. Lattimer, George B. Murray and Edwin H. 
       Cassem -- 6. Children and Guns / David B. Kopel -- 7. 
       Conclusion / David B. Kopel. 
520    The increasing amount of violence in the United States in 
       recent years has led to measures to control gun purchases 
       and limit their availability. Against the arguments of gun
       -control lobbyists, who want to further decrease the 
       number of weapons, or even ban guns altogether, are the 
       voices of those who contend that gun bans are unrealistic 
       solutions to crime, and serve only to deny a valid form of
       self-defense to law-abiding citizens. Going beyond the 
       emotional appeals and stilted rhetoric on gun control, 
       Guns: Who Should Have Them? tackles the problems in a 
       straightforward, intelligent manner. Each chapter in this 
       powerful volume, written by leading experts in law, 
       criminology, medicine, psychiatry, and feminist studies, 
       addresses a major issue in the gun-control debate. 
520 8  The conclusions of this carefully detailed and superbly 
       argued study are difficult to deny: "gun control" is a red
       herring that has been deflecting attention from the true 
       causes of crime, namely, the breakdown of the family; 
       failed social welfare programs; and increasing 
       hopelessness among male youths, especially in our troubled
       inner cities. 
650  0 Gun control|zUnited States. 
700 1  Kopel, David B. 
984    2015|cheld 
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