Gun culture or gun control : firearms, violence and society / Peter Squires.

This book presents the first substantial analysis of the social and political reactions to events such as the Dunblane disaster in 1996 and also examines many of the wider issues relating to gun control in the United Kingdom.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Squires, Peter, 1958- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
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Table of Contents:
  • Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; Preface; Introduction : why guns?; The gun question; Emerging issues; Opposing camps; Trends in firearm-related offending; Combat ready; The spectre of the gun : historical and cultural perspectives; Social and historical discourses; Civilisation, authority and violence; A conquest of violence or a new form of power?; Firearms and social control in the UK; The Bill of Rights; Concealed weapons and armed responses?; Civilian disarmament and social change; The making of the American 'gun culture'; Firearms and violence; The politics of guns.