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The citizen's guide to gun control / Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins.

By: Zimring, Franklin E.
Contributor(s): Hawkins, Gordon, 1919-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Toronto : New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. ; Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992Edition: 1st Macmillan paperback ed.Description: xiv, 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0029348307 (alk. paper); 9780029348307 (alk. paper); 0028975057 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780028975054 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States | Gun control -- United States | United States Firearms ControlDDC classification: 344.73/0533 | 347.304533 Summary: Examines the link between guns and violence in the United States, as well as the debate over gun control, comparing firearms violence in the U.S. with patterns in other countries; examining general patterns of gun ownership and use; and discussing existing, and possible future gun control legislation.
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Includes index.

Examines the link between guns and violence in the United States, as well as the debate over gun control, comparing firearms violence in the U.S. with patterns in other countries; examining general patterns of gun ownership and use; and discussing existing, and possible future gun control legislation.

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Library Journal Review

This is a clearly written review of the literature on gun control by two well-known criminologists who were generally considered to be representatives of the neo-conservative wing of criminology. This small volume plus James D. Wright and Peter H. Rossi's Under the Gun , 1983, and Armed and Considered Dangerous, 1986 (both published by De Gruyer Aldine) represent the best comprehensive reviews on this complicated subject. Taken together, the three volumes provide a clear and balanced introduction to the issues of gun control. John Broderick, Sociology Dept., Stonehill Coll., North Easton, Mass. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Zimring and Hawkins, both eminently qualified legal experts at the Earl Warren Legal Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, review the ``familiar focal points of popular discussion and argument on the subject of gun control in light of the available evidence on the relationship between firearms and violence.'' They achieve their goal in a most admirable and readable way. In contrast to the frequently shrill and slogan-ridden debate on gun control, this work breaks welcome ground in its examination of the historical, cultural, emotional, social, political, and legal issues surrounding guns and gun control. Beginning with comprehensive chapters on the relationships between firearms and violence in the US, the authors move to a discussion of patterns of gun ownership and use. They proceed with an examination of gun control legislation at the federal, state, and local levels, and the impact of the Second Amendment on such legislation, and they conclude with a look to the future of gun control in the US. Tables and illustrations supplement the highly readable text without being obtrusive. The authors omit footnotes, but end-of-chapter bibliographies are beneficial. Although aimed at a general audience, it is appropriate for all levels of college and university students, and faculty who are interested in the topic from a number of perspectives.-M.W. Bowers, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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