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Debating Gun Control: How Much Regulation Do We Need?

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2017.12.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David DeGrazia and Lester Hunt, Debating Gun Control: How Much Regulation Do We Need? Oxford University Press, 2016, 290pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780190251260. Reviewed by Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art Few topics in US politics are as divisive as the debate over gun rights. We are living at a high tide in the gun rights movement; never has it been so politically dominant. Twenty years ago, the chief gun lobby, the National Rifle Association (NRA), agreed to modest gun control measures, such as universal background checks.[1] No longer. Now the NRA pushes for Permitless Carry, legal in 11 states, whereby gun owners can carry their guns in public without a permit -- and no safety training.[2] Since 2006, gun rights advocates have prodded 11 states to legalize Campus Carry, which allows people to carry guns on... Read More

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