Debating Gun Control
How Much Regulation Do We Need?
David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt
Reviews and Awards
"DeGrazia and Hunt demonstrate that reasonable disagreement about gun control is possible. Both authors articulate nuanced and thought-provoking positions, and avoid cheap shots and sensational rhetoric." - Allen E. Buchanan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, Duke University
"The problem of gun violence in the US has become a major moral and political issue; yet those who work in moral and political philosophy have thus far made almost no contribution to the public debate. This debate tends to be dominated on both sides by controversial statistical and factual claims that appear in isolation from any framework of moral argument in which their significance could be properly understood. This admirable book offers precisely the sort of moral principles and arguments that are necessary to explain the significance of the factual claims. Although the authors have strongly opposed views, they share the aims of identifying the central moral issues, thinking through them carefully, and presenting their arguments and conclusions in ways that are lucid, fair-minded, and unpolemical. This is a highly important book that should be read by everyone concerned with the problem of gun violence." - Jeff McMahan, White's Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Oxford