The Politics of Gun Control: Sixth Edition

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The new edition of this classic text covers the latest developments in American gun policy, including shooting incidents plaguing the American landscape―especially Sandy Hook; the Aurora, Colorado, theater shootings; and the tragic death of Trayvon Martin―placing them in context with similar recent events. These incidents sparked a wave of gun control legislation at local, state, and national levels, some of which was successful, some doomed, and all controversial. At the national level, President Obama put his political capital on the line to push for new gun control measures, only to see them shot down by Congress. In Colorado, an ironic outcome of new state gun laws was the quick recall of two state senators, the politics of which are fascinating and explored here for the first time in detail.

Robert J. Spitzer has long been the “go-to guy” on gun control and gun policy, and his even-handed treatment of the issue continues to compel national and international interest, including interviews by the likes of Terry Gross, Tom Ashbrook, and Diane Rehm. Where else will you find an author writing on this subject who is a member of both the NRA and the Brady Center? And only here will readers find the most up-to-date data and coverage of gun ownership, gun deaths, school shootings, border patrols, and new topics including social media, stand-your-ground laws, magazine regulation, and shooting-related mental health initiatives.

New to the Sixth Edition

· Covers major shootings since the last edition, including Sandy Hook and the Aurora Theater
· Includes significantly–expanded analysis of recent “Stand Your Ground” laws, new developments with the ATF, and the spread of the concealed gun carry movement on college campuses
· Presents new data on gun ownership, gun deaths around the world, public opinion, and more
· Examines the most important efforts in over a decade to buttress America’s gun laws

Hear more from Robert Spitzer:

"Five Myths About Gun Control" Washington Post December 21, 2012

"The President's Need for Speed" NYDailyNews.com January 17, 2013

"Government Can Improve Gun Records" The Hill January 14, 2013

"Righting the Gun Debate" LA Review of Books February 10, 2013

Listen to Bob Spitzer talk about gun control on "The Diane Rehm Show".

Bob Spitzer discusses President Obama's Call For Action on Guns "On Point with Tom Ashbrook".

Professor Spitzer chats with Terry Gross on "Fresh Air".

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Robert J. Spitzer is Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at SUNY-Cortland.

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PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

“[Offers] a formula that might move the gun debate off dead center.”
―E. J. Dionne, Jr., The Washington Post (4/21/99)

“The Politics of Gun Control does an excellent job of introducing undergraduates to the policy area in a way that engages them and facilitates the development of their critical and analytical abilities. Robert J. Spitzer admirably covers all of the key matters pertaining to gun control. The book provides a theoretical framework, the necessary discussion of the Second Amendment, a thorough analysis of the problem of guns and gun control, good treatment of the politics of gun control (political parties, interest groups, citizens), and some nice case studies. The book’s scholarship is sturdy and does not reflect any appreciable bias. I believe that this is the best text on policy making in a particular area currently in print.”
―Patrick Pierce, Saint Mary’s College

“The Spitzer book was the first book I assigned for my junior-level public policy course. It worked just as I had planned because it was a real-life, exciting, controversial example upon which we could build an understanding of the policy process. Spitzer engages the students with the controversy but continuously puts the emphasis on policy issues like the Second Amendment, the gun and antigun lobbies, the complexities of the federal system, and the evolution of a national policy.”
―Janet Frantz, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

“Spitzer provides the reader with a comprehensive history of the evolution of gun control policy within the United States and provides a balanced and insightful treatment of the debate. The Politics of Gun Control is an instructive read for anyone interested in this timely and controversial policy area.”
―Kimberly A. Fredericks, Indiana State University

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