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The Resource How America got its guns : a history of the gun violence crisis, William Briggs

How America got its guns : a history of the gun violence crisis, William Briggs

Label
How America got its guns : a history of the gun violence crisis
Title
How America got its guns
Title remainder
a history of the gun violence crisis
Statement of responsibility
William Briggs
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the United States more than thirty thousand deaths each year can be attributed to firearms. This book on the history of guns in America examines the Second Amendment and the laws and court cases it has spawned. The author's thorough and objective account shows the complexities of the issue, which are so often reduced to bumper-sticker slogans, and suggests ways in which gun violence in this country can be reduced. Briggs profiles not only protagonists in the national gun debate but also ordinary people, showing the ways guns have become part of the lives of many Americans. Among them are gays and lesbians, women, competitive trapshooters, people in the gun-rights and gun-control trenches, the NRA's first female president, and the most successful gunsmith in American history. Balanced and painstakingly unbiased, Briggs's account provides the background needed to follow gun politics in America and to understand the gun culture in which we are likely to live for the foreseeable future."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Briggs, William
Dewey number
363.330973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7436
LC item number
.B75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Gun control
  • Firearms ownership
  • Violent crimes
  • Firearms
Label
How America got its guns : a history of the gun violence crisis, William Briggs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Guns in America -- The Advantage of Being Armed -- Number Games -- Twenty-seven words -- Guns in American Lives -- Interpreting the Second Amendment -- Magic Never Made a Gun -- The Other Amendment -- Playing by the Rules -- Colfax and Cruikshank -- Enforcement! -- A Century Passes -- Carry, Stand and Defend -- The Court Speaks -- Guns and the Mind -- The Court Speaks Again -- A Year Passes -- Reducing Gun Violence
Control code
ocn961408930
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 339 pages
Isbn
9780826358134
Lccn
2016033852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780826358134
  • (OCoLC)961408930
Label
How America got its guns : a history of the gun violence crisis, William Briggs
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Guns in America -- The Advantage of Being Armed -- Number Games -- Twenty-seven words -- Guns in American Lives -- Interpreting the Second Amendment -- Magic Never Made a Gun -- The Other Amendment -- Playing by the Rules -- Colfax and Cruikshank -- Enforcement! -- A Century Passes -- Carry, Stand and Defend -- The Court Speaks -- Guns and the Mind -- The Court Speaks Again -- A Year Passes -- Reducing Gun Violence
Control code
ocn961408930
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 339 pages
Isbn
9780826358134
Lccn
2016033852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780826358134
  • (OCoLC)961408930

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