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Guns in American Society [3 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law Hardcover – May 4, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0313386701 ISBN-10: 0313386706 Edition: 2nd

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  • Hardcover: 1096 pages
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO; 2 edition (May 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313386706
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313386701
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 7.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,715,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


• Updates the acclaimed original edition to be the most current and complete resource on guns and gun violence in the United States

• Examines the gun issue objectively, with neither a pro- nor antigun bias

• Brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines, from law enforcement, to medicine, to the social sciences

• Provides historical context and perspectives from across different cultures within the United States as it examines difficult questions regarding the presence of guns in American life

• 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre)

• 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence

• A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States

• An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States

• Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

"This encyclopedia will provide a good foundation for anyone researching recent events of gun violence or other issues pertaining to gun ownership or gun control. A solid addition."


Library Journal

"A combination of solid scholarship, relevant subject matter, and efficient cross-referencing makes this set a must-have for public and high school libraries supporting this perennial research topic. Highly recommended."


Booklist, Starred Review

"This three-volume second edition (1st ed., CH, May'03, 40-4974) has been updated with over 100 new entries, making it the 'most current resource available on all aspects of the gun issue.' . . . The chronology highlights events from 1787 to 2011 and beyond. Appendixes offer material on key federal and state laws, and on organizations concerned with the role of guns in society. Summing Up: Recommended."



Book Description

Each year, 30,000 Americans die from firearms. Those staggering numbers, along with recent shooting rampages at Virginia Tech (2007) and outside a grocery store in Tucson, AZ, (2011) have galvanized the intense debate over gun access. Yet, committed advocates on all sides of the issue remain entrenched as they argue whether stricter gun control or tougher law enforcement will stem the violence, or whether any infringement of gun owners' rights is acceptable.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By -- K. Evans, Indiana State University on September 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This three-volume second edition has been updated with over 100 new entries, making it the `most current resource available on all aspects of the gun issue.' The extensive entries (over 450) are alphabetically listed with page numbers. ... Readers should have no trouble locating information on a wide variety of gun-related issues. Information is factual, with discussion of both sides of an issue and presentation of material so that readers may form their own conclusions. Sensitive issues, e.g., `Review by the American Library Association (Choice, Oct. 2012Review by the American Library Association (Choice, Oct. 2012)African Americans and Gun Control' and `Racism and Gun Control,' are addressed. Volume 1 contains a chronology that `presents the ... watershed events that have shaped ... gun debate in American society.' ... Appendixes offer material on key federal and state laws, and on organizations concerned with the role of guns in society. Summing Up: Recommended. - Choice, Oct. 2012
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