GUNS: WHO SHOULD HAVE THEM?
Author: David B. Kopel, Editor
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Jul 2004
Going beyond the emotional appeals & stilted rhetoric on gun control; tackles the problems in a straight-forward, intelligent manner. The conclusions of this carefully detailed & superbly argued study are difficult to deny: "gun control" is a red herring that has been deflecting attention from the true causes of crime. 6x9 inches, 475 pgs. MAX DISCOUNT 35%.
Going beyond the emotional appeals and stilted rhetoric on gun control, Guns tackles the problems in a straight-forward, intelligent manner. Each chapter in this powerful volume, written by leading experts in law, criminology, medicine, psychiatry, and feminist studies, addresses a major issue in the gun-control debate. The conclusions of this carefully detailed and superbly argued study are difficult to deny: "gun control" is a red herring that has been deflecting attention from the true causes of crime, namely, the breakdown of the family; failed social welfare programs; and increasing hopelessness among male youths, especially in our troubled inner cities.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING!
"The book's exceptional documentation is a valuable resource for those who want more ammunition to defend their gun rights. . . the freshest and most thorough look at the gun issue from a woman's perspective . . ."
"If this is a US-based book examining a right which has effectively disappeared here, why should we urge people in this country to read it? The fact is that we can use it to destroy many of the myths, particularly the 'look at what happens in America' syndrome. We can study the real effects of gun availability and the benefits of gun control and, through an absolutely outstanding series of references to other studies we can enlarge our knowledge. . . .We must become better informed and this book is one means of so doing."
". . . a welcome addition to the criminal justice bookshelf."
--Criminal Justice Newsletter
". . . [a] mountain of documented facts, statistics, news stories, anecdotes, and testimonies that clearly disprove most of the beliefs of the gun control people. . . . Here is Constitutional freedom for men, women, blacks, and other minorities like the elderly. This book is an intellectual tour-de-force." --Critical Review
". . . an important contribution to an important debate. It is a fiery and interesting book."
--Perspectives on Political Science