Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 June 2018

256 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190873370

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In Defense of Gun Control

Hugh LaFollette

  • Discusses the various philosophical perspectives on gun control
  • Provides a history of firearms and explains why Americans have a culture of guns not found elsewhere in the developed world
  • Will interest ethicists, legislators, public health advocates, and a generally educated audience
  • Explains why plausible armchair arguments are not idle speculations but are essential tools for resolving the gun control debate
  • Examines empirical evidence relating to guns and gun control
  • Develops an indirect approach to controlling guns through mandatory liability insurance

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