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The Politics Of Gun Control, 4th Edition [Paperback]

by Robert J Spitzer
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July 16, 2007 0872894177 978-0872894174 4
"The Politics of Gun Control" is a gem: the unique case study that delves into a controversial topic students know something about - or at least have an opinion on - while raising important issues and questions about how the American political system works. Now in its fourth edition, this authoritative and fair-minded analysis of the gun control debate in the United States analyzes every important aspect of the controversy, including its history; the Constitutional right to bear arms; the criminological consequences of guns; and, the role and impact of American governing institutions, interest groups, political parties, public opinion, and more. This fourth edition incorporates new research on the pro-gun control movement, the lapse of the assault weapons ban, Congress' enactment of liability protection for gun manufacturers, and renewed efforts to expand gun carrying and gun use at the state level, including, most importantly, the enactment of 'shoot first' laws in over a dozen states. Whether it is used in American politics or public policy courses, this case study provides an engaging and clear-minded look at one of the most enduringly contentious and compelling issues in American politics.

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  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: CQ Press; 4 edition (July 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872894177
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872894174
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,022,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert J. Spitzer is Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York, College at Cortland, where he has taught for over thirty years. He has also been a visiting professor at Cornell University for over twenty years. Spitzer is Series Editor for the book series "American Constitutionalism" for SUNY Press. He's received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, and served as President of the Presidency Research Group, an international association of presidency scholars (affiliated with the American Political Science Association). He has testified before Congress on several occasions, and is often quoted and interviewed by American and international news outlets, and writes regularly for the Huffington Post. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Anti-gun Lobby Manifesto April 7, 2011
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As a 2nd Ammendment supporter, a firearms-instructor, and a college-educated scientist (BS in Geology), I found Spiitzer's book, "The Politics of Gun Control", to be a repugnant collection of psuedo-scientific arguments against our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. If you're looking for a portal into how The Brady Bunch argues against the 2nd Ammendment, buy this book. Otherwise, your money would be better spent on ammo.
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Book purchased for class. This was a cheaper option then the campus book store. Delivery was as promised and condition was too.
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