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Enough : our fight to keep America safe from gun violence - Gabrielle Giffords; Mark Kelly
Call Number: HV7436 .G54 2014
ISBN: 9781476750071
Publication Date: 2014-09-30

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That Every Man Be Armed - Stephen P. Halbrook
Call Number: KF3941 .H35 2013
ISBN: 9780826352989
Publication Date: 2013-02-15

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Living with Guns : a liberal's case for the Second Amendment - Craig Whitney
Call Number: KF3941 .W4425 2012
ISBN: 9781610391696
Publication Date: 2012-11-13

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Gun Control - Christina Fisanick
Call Number: HV7435 .G857 2010
ISBN: 9780737747270
Publication Date: 2010-02-26
Global viewpoints: Gun control policies around the world.

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Gun Violence - Louise Gerdes
Call Number: HV7435 .G862 2011
ISBN: 9780737749670
Publication Date: 2010-10-29

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Guns and Violence - Debra A. Miller
Call Number: HV7436 .G87746 2009
ISBN: 9780737743203
Publication Date: 2009-02-23

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The Founders' Second Amendment : origins of the right to bear arms - Stephen P. Halbrook
Call Number: KF3941 .H3492 2008
ISBN: 9781566639712
Publication Date: 2012-03-08
United States. Constitution 2nd Amendment--History. Firearms--Law and legislation--United States--History.

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This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed : how guns made the civil rights movement possible - Charles E. Cobb
Call Number: E 185.61 .C633 2014
ISBN: 9780465033102
Publication Date: 2014-06-03

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Legal Issues - M. Ethan Katsh
Call Number: KF 384.A2 K382016
ISBN: 1259427005
Publication Date: 2015-07-07
Chapter 4.1Is there a constitutional right to possess a firearm for private use?


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1. Define your topic: At issue is the constitutional "right to bear arms" as opposed to the concerns over the lives lost by gun violence. Questions to ask: Does the second amendment support  today's gun laws? Does gun control lower violent crime? Do people kill because they have access to guns or because of their attitudes and beliefs? Why do people want guns? Is it only to kill?
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→Search using key terms and synonyms to find an overview. Good places to start:  Online Catalog or GALE Opposing Viewpoints Database
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→For more advanced searches you will use related concepts to narrow your search or combine terms together in databases such as  Academic Search Complete. For example:
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Self defense, self defence (British spelling)
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Key Issues in Crime and Punishment - William J. J. Chambliss
Call Number: ONLINE
ISBN: 9781452266459
Publication Date: 2011-01-01


Reference Books

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Guns in American Society : an encyclopedia of history, politics, culture, and the law - Gregg Lee Carter
Call Number: REF. HV7436 .G8783 2002
ISBN: 1576072681
Publication Date: 2002-12-12
2 volumes

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Gun Control in the United States - Gregg Lee Carter; Mildred Vasan (Editor)
Call Number: REF HV7436 .C36 2006
ISBN: 1851097600
Publication Date: 2006-06-06

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Constitutional Amendments
Call Number: REF. KF4557 .P46 2001
ISBN: 0787648655
Publication Date: 2001-04-20
3 volumes - see chapter on the second amendment

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Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights - Glenn H. Utter
Call Number: REF. KF3941.A68 U88 2000
ISBN: 157356172X
Publication Date: 1999-11-08

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