Shots in the Dark The Policy, Politics and Symbolism of Gun Control

ISBN-10: 0847695603
ISBN-13: 9780847695607
Edition: 2000
List price: $30.00
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Description: Neither a call for gun prohibition nor a diatribe against gun control, this book is intended for those with a particular interest in firearms, as well as serious students of public policy and criminal justice. In addition to covering a century of  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/6/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Neither a call for gun prohibition nor a diatribe against gun control, this book is intended for those with a particular interest in firearms, as well as serious students of public policy and criminal justice. In addition to covering a century of gun control policy, the author addresses such current issues as assault weapons, right-to-carry and concealed-carry laws, school shootings, and recent elections. Unlike its several counterparts, Shots in the Dark sheds light on a balanced and pragmatic approach to gun control legislation.

William J. Vizzard is associate professor of criminal justice at California State University, Sacramento, and a former agent, supervisor, and special Agent in Charge in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Where We Are
Framing the Issue
Crime, Culture, and Markets
Control Strategies and the Law
Interest Groups and Public Attitudes
The Evolving Politics of Gun Control
How We Got Here
Early History
The Gun Control Act of 1968
A Bureaucracy Unprepared
Reaction
Brady and Beyond
Where We Are Going
What Could Be Done and Why It Won't Be
Gun Control and the Policy Process
Afterword: Background and Literature
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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