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On the Web: Articles

UN Highlights Brazil Gun Crisis. BBC (6/27/05). Over 500,000 killed by firearms, 1979-2003.

Brazilians Get Tough New Gun Law. BBC (9/22/04).

Review of Brazilian Firearms Handover Campaign.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

American Civil Liberties Union . Why it does not support individual's unlimited right to keep and bear arms.

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

A Case for Gun Control.

Coalition for Gun Control (Canada).

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

Confluence Against Gun Violence.

Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence.

Gun Control Alliance (South Africa).

Gun Control Australia.

Gun Control in the US. Project of the Open Society Institute.

Gun Control Victories.

Gun Laws, Gun Control & Gun Rights.

International Action Network on Small Arms.

Join Together. Take action against substance abuse & gun violence.

Million Mom March.

Salon Magazine.

Speak Out.

In the Library: Articles

Alba, R.D. & S.F. Messner. "Point blank against itself: evidence & inference about guns, crime, & gun control," Journal of Quantitative Criminology 11,4 (12/95):391-410.

Bernard, M. & D. Lester. "Attitudes toward gun control & personality," Psychological Reports 82,1 (2/98):234.

Carrington, P.J. "Gender, gun control, suicide & homicide in Canada," Archives of Suicide Research 5,1 (199):71-75.

Chaudri, V. & J. Geanakoplos. "A note on the economic rationalization of gun control," Economics Letters 58,1 (1/98):51-53.

Dahl, Dick. "What ever happened to gun control?" In These Times (10/1/01):15-17.

Epstein, G.S.; H. Rapoport & A. Weiss. "Drug addiction & the economic rationalization of gun control," Economics Letters 65,1 (10/99):55-57.

Fink, Howard P. "Turn gun sales over to the state," San Jose Mercury (9/17/99). Proposal for state gun monopoly on lines of some states' old state liquor monopolies.

Fisher, H. & A. Drummond. "A call to arms: the emergency physician, international perspectives on firearm injury prevention & the Canadian gun control debate," Journal of Emergency Medicine 17,3 (5-6/99):529-37.

Godwin, M.L. & J.R. Schroeder. "Policy diffusion & strategies for promoting policy change: evidence from California local gun control ordinances," Policy Studies Journal 28,4 (2000):760-76.

Helsley, R.W. & A. O'Sullivan. "Stolen gun control," Journal of Urban Economics 50,3 (11/01):436-47.

LaFollette, H. "Gun control," Ethics 110,2 (1/00):263-81.

Kazue, S. "Yoshi parents & their campaign for gun control," Japan Quarterly 41,2 (4-6/94):192-98.

Kleck, G. "Crime, culture conflict & the sources of support for gun control: a multilevel application of the general social surveys," American Behavioral Scientist 39,4 (2/96):387-404.

Kopel, D.B. "Hold your fire: gun control won't stop rising violence," Policy Review 63 (win 93):58-65.

Leenaars, A.A. & D. Lester. "Gender & the impact of gun control on suicide & homicide," Archives of Suicide Research 2,4 (1996):223-34.

__________ & D. Lester. "The impact of gun control on suicide & homicide across the life span," Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science 29,1 (1/97):1-6.

__________ & D. Lester. "Effects of gun control on the accidental death rate from firearms in Canada," Journal of Safety Research 28,3 (fall 97):119-22.

__________ & D. Lester. "The impact of gun control on suicide: studies from Canada," Archives of Suicide Research 4,1 (1998):25-40.

__________ & D. Lester. "The impact of gun control (Bill C-51) on homicide in Canada," Journal of Criminal Justice 29,4 (7-8/01):287-94.

Lambert, M.T. & P.S. Silva. "An update on the impact of gun control legislation on suicide," Psychiatric Quarterly 69,2 (sum 98):127-34.

Langbein, L.I. & M.A. Lotwis. "The political efficacy of lobbying & money: gun control in the US House, 1986," Legislative Studies Quarterly 15,3 (8/90):413-40.

Mauser, G.A. & M. Margolis. "The politics of gun control: comparing Canadian & American patterns," Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy 10,2 (may 92):189-209.

McDonald, J.F. "An economic analysis of guns crime, & gun control," Journal of Criminal Justice 27,1 (1-2/99):11-19.

Parker, J.S. "Guns, crime & academics: some reflections on the gun control debate," Journal of Law & Economics 44,2 (10/01):715-23.

Rosen, G. "Yes & no to gun control," Commentary (9/00):47-53.

Singh, R. "Gun control in America," Political Quarterly 69,3 (7-9/98):288-96.

Sproule, C.F. & D.J. Kennett. "Killing with guns in the US & Canada, 1977-1983: further evidence for the effectiveness of gun control," Canadian Journal of Criminology 31,3 (7/89):245-51.

Stewart, Jill. "Society matrons & South-Central moms take on the gun lobby," LA Weekly 18,24 (5/12-18/94).

Vizzard, W.J. "The impact of agenda conflict on policy formulation & implementation: the case of gun control," Public Administration Review 55,4 (7-8/95):341-47.

Wolpert, R.M. & J.G. Gimpel. "Self-interest, symbolic politics, & public attitudes toward gun control," Political Behavior 20,3 (9/98):241-62.

Zuckerman, D.M. "Media violence, gun control, & public policy," American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 66,3 (7/96):378-89.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Bijlefeld, Marjolijn. The Gun Control Debate: A Documentary History (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1997).

__________. People For & Against Gun Control: A Biographical Reference (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1999).

Block, Irvin. Gun Control: One Way to Save Lives (NY: Public Affairs Committee, 1976).

Bogus, Carl T. (ed.) The Second Amendment in Law & History: Historians & Constitutional Scholars on the Right to Bear Arms (NY: New Press, 2002).

Carter, Gregg Lee. The Gun Control Movement (NY: Twayne, 1997).

Chapman, S. Over Our Dead Bodies: Port Arthur & Australia's Fight for Gun Control (1998).

Cook, Philip J. Gun Control (Philadelphia: American Academy of Political & Social Science, 1981).

Cottrol, Robert J. Gun Control & the Constitution: Sources & Explorations on the Second Amendment ( NY: Garland, 1993).

Davidson, Osha Gray. Under Fire: The NRA & the Battle for Gun Control (NY: Henry Holt, 1992).

De Conde, Alexander. Gun Violence in America: The Struggle for Control (Boston: Northeastern U, 2001).

Dolan, Edward F. Gun Control: A Decision for Americans (NY: Watts, 1978).

Edel, Wilbur. Gun Control: A Threat to Liberty or a Defense against Anarchy? (Westport CT: Praeger, 1995).

Henderson, Harry. Gun Control (NY: Facts on File, 2000).

Hogan, Harry. Gun Control (Washington: Congressional Research Service, 1993).

Kopel, David B. Gun Control in Great Britain: Saving Lives or Constricting Liberty? (Chicago: U. Illinois at Chicago, 1992).

Kruschke, Earl R. Gun Control: A Reference Handbook (Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO, 1995).

Larson, Erik. Lethal Passage: How the Travels of a Single Handgun Expose the Roots of America’s Gun Crisis (NY: Crown, 1994)

Lott, John. More Guns, Less Crime (Chicago : U. of Chicago, 2001).

McClurg, Andrew; Dave Kopel & Brannon Denning (eds.) Gun Control & Gun Rights: A Reader & Guide (NY: NYU, 2002).

Members of the Staff. Gun Control Laws in Foreign Countries (Washington: Library of Congress, 1981).

Moore, James. Very Special Agents. The Inside Story of America’s Most Controversial Law Enforcement Agency – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (Urbana: U. Illinois, 2001).

Nisbet, Lee (ed.) The Gun Control Debate: You Decide (Buffalo: Prometheus, 1990).

Poe, Richard. The Seven Myths of Gun Control (Roseville, Calif. : Forum, 2001).

Pontonne, S. (comp.) Gun Control Issues (Commack NY: Nova Science, 1997).

Simkin, Jay & Aaron Zelman. "Gun Control": Gateway to Tyranny. The Nazi Weapons Law, 18 March 1938 (Milwaukee WI: Jews for the Preservation of Firearms, 1993).

Spitzer, Robert J. The Politics of Gun Control (Chatham NJ: Chatham House, 1995).

Squires, Peter. Gun Culture or Gun Control? Firearms, Violence & Society (NY: Routledge, 2000).

Utter, Glenn H. Encyclopedia of Gun Control & Gun Rights (Phoenix: Oryx, 2000).

Vizzard, William J. In the Cross Fire: A Political History of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (Boulder: Lynne Reinner, 1997).

__________. Shots in the Dark: The Policy, Politics & Symbolism of Gun Control (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

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Film & Video

"Gun Control: Pro & Con" [1976], by ABC News, 60m.

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