Gun Control and Gun Rights (Excerpt)

GUN CONTROL AND GUN RIGHTS, A. McClurg, D. Kopel, & B. Denning, eds., NYU Press, 2002

University of Memphis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 94

126 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2011

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Andrew Jay McClurg

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

The issues of gun control and gun rights are volatile. Exploration of them tends to one-sided and filled with fallacies. (Coauthor previously wrote and published “The Rhetoric of Gun Control, exposing many of the fallacies on both sides of the debate.) “Gun Control and Gun Rights” is the only balanced presentation of gun issues ever to be published. Showcasing viewpoints from all sides of the debate, this comprehensive book includes selections from judicial opinions and a variety of scholarly books and journals, as well as extensive commentary and questions from the authors. Balance was achievable because of the mix of authors, which include one pro-gun control scholar (McClurg) and two pro-gun rights scholars (Kopel and Denning). Each worked hard at keeping the others balanced and honest throughout the writing and editing process. This SSRN excerpt includes the Preface, Table of Contents and first two chapters of the book: “The Benefits of Gun Ownership” and “The Costs of Firearms.” Together, these chapters offer an in-depth societal cost-benefit analysis of the roughly one-quarter billion firearms owned by private citizens in the United States.

Suggested Citation

McClurg, Andrew Jay, Gun Control and Gun Rights (Excerpt) (2002). GUN CONTROL AND GUN RIGHTS, A. McClurg, D. Kopel, & B. Denning, eds., NYU Press, 2002; University of Memphis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 94. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1736046

Andrew Jay McClurg (Contact Author)

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law ( email )

1 Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

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