Gun Control

From the Series Compact Research: Current Issues
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Is there a connection between guns and criminal activity in the United States? Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title explores Can Gun Control Reduce Crime? Could Gun Control Reduce Youth Violence? Does the Constitution Guarantee the Right to Own Guns? Are Some Gun Bans Warranted?

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2007
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series Compact Research: Current Issues
Language English
Number of Pages 96
ISBN 9781601520104, 9781601522955B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2007-08-01
Author George Milite
Dewey 363.33

School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up These books are intended to allow one-stop shopping for researchers by providing an overview, primary and secondary information, and charts and graphs on a contemporary topic. World Energy Crisis covers the diminishing quantity of available oil, nuclear power, and renewable energy sources. It discusses the current problems of energy use and supply without any mention of global warming or the green-house effect. In Gun Control, the discussion includes subjects such as youth violence, the Second Amendment, and bans on assault weapons. Both volumes include the names of key people and advocacy groups, a timetable showing the development of the issues, and additional re-sources. The colorful charts are sometimes difficult to understand and no explanatory text is provided. Although both sides of controversial issues are given, often the very short quotations provided as primary-source material are taken out of context and may not give readers enough information. The “Opposing Viewpoints” series (Gale) gives readers a fuller understanding of these topics, although Kallen’s and Milite’s books could be used to supplement more thorough explorations of the subject because of their additional statistical information.

Author: George Milite

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