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The Resource Debating gun control : how much regulation do we need?, David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt

Debating gun control : how much regulation do we need?, David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt

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Debating gun control : how much regulation do we need?
Title
Debating gun control
Title remainder
how much regulation do we need?
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David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt
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eng
Summary
Americans have a deeply ambivalent relationship to guns. The United States leads all nations in rates of private gun ownership, yet stories of gun tragedies frequent the news, spurring calls for tighter gun regulations. The debate tends to be acrimonious and is frequently misinformed and illogical. The central question is the extent to which federal or state governments should regulate gun ownership and use in the interest of public safety. In this volume, David DeGrazia and Lester Hunt examine this policy question primarily from the standpoint of ethics: What would morally defensible gun policy in the United States look like? Hunt's contribution argues that the U.S. Constitution is right to frame the right to possess a firearm as a fundamental human right. The right to arms is in this way like the right to free speech. More precisely, it is like the right to own and possess a cell phone or an internet connection. A government that banned such weapons would be violating the right of citizens to protect themselves. This is a function that governments do not perform: warding off attacks is not the same thing as punishing perpetrators after an attack has happened. Self-protection is a function that citizens must carry out themselves, either by taking passive steps (such as better locks on one's doors) or active ones (such as acquiring a gun and learning to use it safely and effectively). In debating this important topic, the authors elevate the quality of discussion from the levels that usually prevail in the public arena. DeGrazia and Hunt work in the discipline of academic philosophy, which prizes intellectual honesty, respect for opposing views, command of relevant facts, and rigorous reasoning. They bring the advantages of philosophical analysis to this highly-charged issue in the service of illuminating the strongest possible cases for and against (relatively extensive) gun regulations and whatever common ground may exist between these positions.--AMAZON
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DeGrazia, David
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1946-
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Hunt, Lester H.
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Debating ethics
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  • Gun control
  • Firearms ownership
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Firearms ownership
  • Gun control
  • United States
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Debating gun control : how much regulation do we need?, David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780190251260
Lccn
2016010462
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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YBP Library Services
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(OCoLC)946725980
Label
Debating gun control : how much regulation do we need?, David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780190251260
Lccn
2016010462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)946725980

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