Gun Laws and Policies: A Dialogue

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Published by The American Bar Association in Focus on Law Studies, volume 28 issue 2, 2003. Bryant users may access this article here.

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Focus on Law Studies


Eight social science, humanities, policy, and legal scholars discuss a wide range of viewpoints on the place and regulation of guns in the United States and abroad. The conversation traverses historical perspectives, the origins and meaning of the Second Amendment, federal and state laws regulating guns, the role of public opinion and interest groups in influencing legislation, and strategies to reduce the level of gun violence in the future. See this dialogue also at www.abanet.org/publiced/focus/.