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Gerber, Larry

Summary: Looks at the Second Amendment to the U.S. constitution, examining the state of the world before it was passed, how it came to be passed, how the right to bear arms has been handled over the years, and the current controversy over gun regulation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Central 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 344.7305 GER

Summary: Frontline investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2015

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV GUN

Vizzard, William J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.33 VIZ

Cox, John Woodrow

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Based on the acclaimed series-a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize-an intimate account of the devastating effects of gun violence on our nation's children, and a call to action for a new way forward In 2017, seven-year-old Ava in South Carolina wrote a letter to Tyshaun, an eight-year-old boy from Washington, DC. She asked him to be her pen pal; Ava thought they could help each other. The kids...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Hemenway, David

Summary: On an average day in the United States, guns are used to kill over ninety people and wound about three hundred more; yet such facts are accepted as a natural consequence of supposedly high American rates of violence. Private Guns, Public Health reveals the advantages of treating gun violence as a consumer safety and public health problem—an approach that emphasizes prevention over punishment...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Michigan Press 2017

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Waldman, Michael

Summary: "By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights. At a time of renewed debate over guns in America, what does the Second Amendment mean? This book looks at history to provide some surprising, illuminating answers. The Amendment was written to calm public fear...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7305 WAL

Spitzer, Robert J.

Summary: In vast swathes of America, the sacredness of the Second Amendment has become a political third rail, never to be questioned. Gun rights supporters wear tri-cornered hats, wave the stars and stripes, and ask what would have happened if the revolutionaries had been unarmed when the British were coming. They have had great success in conflating unfettered gun ownership with the Founding Fathers,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 SPI

Summary: This look at how gun violence affects us today, how we got there and what we can do to reduce it features contributions from over a dozen experts and policymakers in the field.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.33 TOO

Thorpe, Judy

Summary: "With the tragic rise in school shootings in recent decades, gun control is increasingly becoming a matter on which children are qualified to weigh in. However, without an understanding of what gun control measures are being proposed and debated, it is impossible to formulate an informed opinion. Full-color photographs and engaging fact boxes augment the informative text, which aims to provide...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set Points of View 363.33 Thorpe 2021

Cook, Philip J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.33 COO

Grillo, Ioan

Summary: Presents a searing investigation into the role of the drug trade in the black market for firearms, both within the U.S. and across the U.S.-Mexican border.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 363.33 GRI

Hogg, David

Summary: "From two survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement. On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister, Lauren, went to school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, like any normal Wednesday. That day, of course, the world changed. By the next morning, with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 HOG

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 HOG

Winkler, Adam.

Summary: "Author Adam Winkler, a professor of Constitutional law, uses the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation's Capitol, as a springboard for a historical narrative of America's four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. From the Founding Fathers and the Second Amendment to the origins of the Ku...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 WIN

Lichtman, Allan J.

Summary: "A radical case for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment as the only way to control gun violence in America There's an average of one mass shooting per day in the United States. Given the ineffectiveness of the gun control lobby, it's time for a strategy with spine. In Repeal the Second Amendment, Allan J. Lichtman has written the first book that uses history, legal theory and up-to-the-minute data...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7305 LIC

Summary: Student reporters from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, recall the attack on their school, describe recovery efforts and their classmates' part in the struggle for gun control, and discuss their roles as journalists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 363 WE

Kevin, Brian

Summary: Examines the roots of the second amendment to the US Constitution, from the history of gun rights in England, to the Founders' reasoning behind the second amendment, and the responsibilities that accompany these rights. Important regulating legislation and the debate on gun control is covered.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 344.7305 KEV

Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in 2008 that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects an individual's right to bear arms added fuel to the ongoing national debate about guns. Thousands of people die from gun shots every year, but some argue that the prevalence of guns in the United States actually serves to deter crime. Does gun control keep guns away from criminals, or,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Cobb, Charles E.

Summary: "Visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. at the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King assured him. One of King's advisors remembered the reverend's home as "an arsenal." Like King, many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection-yet this crucial dimension of the civil rights...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 COB

Summary: Ratified in 1791, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Is this right to bear arms broad and absolute? Or is it subject to limits and regulation? Is it primarily about self-defense or anachronistic ideas of collective defense through...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2013

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Adams, Les.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Pub. 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.73 ADA

Cornell, Saul.

Summary: Includes information on Aymette v. State, Barron v. Baltimore, Bliss v. Commonwealth, Dred Scott v. Sanford, Houston v. Moore, Luther v. Borden, State v. Buzzard, U.S. v. Avery, U.S. v. Cruikshank, U.S. v. Emerson, U.S. v. Miller, U. S. v. Mitchell, U.S. v. Tot, duels, Fourteenth Amendment, gun control, gun rights, Thomas Jefferson, Ku Klux Klan, Fries,s Rebellion, Shays's Rebellion, Whiskey...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.05 COR

Charles, Patrick J.

Summary: "This illuminating study traces the transformation of the right to arms from its inception in English and colonial American law to today's impassioned gun-control debate. As historian and legal scholar Patrick J. Charles shows, what the right to arms means to Americans, as well as what it legally protects, has changed drastically since its first appearance in the 1689 Declaration of Rights. ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344 CHA

Utter, Glenn H.

Summary: Provides more than 300 entries on U.S. firearm issues, legislation, court cases, and debaters. Included is an introductory essay with statistics on gun production, imports, and growth in federal gun laws, and black and white photos of key gun control advocates and foes. Appends state constitutional gun rights provisions; statutory and constitutional provisions relating to the purchase,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oryx Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.33 UTT

Bakst, Dina

Summary: Provides practical tips for navigating the workplace while pregnant or being a new parent, covering such topics as morning sickness, maternity leave, and discrimination.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 BAK

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