Concealed Weapons

Concealed Weapons

by Hayley Mitchell Haugen


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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737751482
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Series: At Issue Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Evolution of Concealed Carry Laws: An Overview Richard S. Grossman Stephen A. Lee 11

2 Laws Permitting Concealed Weapons Ensure Public Safety Cliff Stearns 20

3 Gun-Free Zones Increase Instances of Violence John R. Lott 25

4 Weak Laws Permitting Concealed Weapons Endanger Public Safety Legal Community Against Violence 31

5 Concealed Weapons Protect Personal Freedoms A.W.R. Hawkins 41

6 Concealed Weapons Infringe upon the Personal Freedoms of Others Steve Chapman 46

7 National Standards for Concealed Weapons Are Necessary Steve Henson 50

8 A Permit Should Not Be Necessary to Carry a Concealed Weapon Clair Schwan 53

9 Permits Should Be Required for Concealed Weapons Clayton E. Cramer 63

10 Weapons Laws Cause Police to Treat Permit Holders Like Criminals Vin Suprynowicz 68

11 Concealed Weapons Should Be Allowed on College Campuses Theodore Day Stan Liebowitz Craig Pirrong 73

12 Colleges Should Have the Authority to Ban Weapons from Campuses Brian J. Siebel Allen K. Rostron 77

13 Concealed Weapons Should Be Permitted in National Parks David Kopel 87

14 Concealed Weapons Should Not Be Allowed in National Parks Todd Wilkinson 94

Organizations to Contact 98

Bibliography 104

Index 108

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