Gun Culture or Gun Control?
Firearms and Violence - Safety and Society
By (author) Peter Squires
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Gun Culture or Gun Control? by Peter Squires
Book Descriptionn 1996 the shooting and killing of 16 young children in a Dunblane primary school provoked wide reaching parliamentary reform to British gun laws. Within months virtually all privately owned handguns had been outlawed. Gun Culture or Gun Control? presents the first substantial analysis of the social and political reactions to events in Dunblane and also examines many of the wider issues relating to gun control in the United Kingdom. Rigorously comparative throughout, Peter Squires provides a non-partisan exploration of the differences between attitudes to firearms and their control in Britain and in the United States. Amongst the topics the author considers are: * the social history of firearms on both sides of the atlantic * the differing policy directions adopted in Britain and the USA * media coverage of the gun question * firearms and policing * the future of the gun in society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415170871
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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* Provides a review of key developments in armed responsepolicing around the world * Describes the crucial phases in armed response policydevelopment in Britain and explores the consequences of arming thepolice * Reflects upon the issues arising when police action goes badlywrong.
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