Gun Violence

Gun Violence

by Lauri S. Scherer

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant websites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737762952
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 10/19/2012
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Guns Cause Violence Harold Evans 9

2 Guns Prevent Violence Michael Reagan 14

3 Gun Violence Is the Product of a Sick Society David A. Love 19

4 A Society Without Guns Is Sick Skip Coryell 24

5 Gun Violence Particularly Threatens African Americans Violence Policy Center 29

6 Gun Violence Particularly Threatens Women Alice Dahle 34

7 Gun Violence Particularly Threatens Children Children's Defense Fund 39

8 Widespread Gun Ownership Puts Police at Risk Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence 48

9 Civilian Gun Ownership Helps Police Fight Crime John Stossel 53

10 Tighter Gun Control Laws Can Reduce Gun Violence USA Today 58

11 Gun Control Laws Restrict Those Least Likely to Commit Violence Don B. Kates 63

12 Reinstate Ban on Military-Style Assault Weapons Arizona Daily Star 67

13 Assault Weapons Should Not Be Banned Jacob Hornberger 72

14 People Should Be Allowed to Carry Guns in Bars Washington Times 77

15 People Should Not Be Allowed to Carry Guns in Bars Toledo Blade 80

16 People Should Be Allowed to Carry Guns in Churches Scott McPherson 84

17 Pastoral Guidance on Conceal and Carry Law Archdiocese of Milwaukee 89

18 Schools Should Be Gun-Free Zones Colin Goddard 93

19 Schools Should Not Be Gun-Free Zones Philip Harris 97


What You Should Know About Gun Violence 102

What You Should Do About Gun Violence 107

Organizations to Contact 110

Bibliography 115

Index 120

Picture Credits 126

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