Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Criminology and Criminal Justice

First Advisor

Curt Sobolewski

Subjects

Firearms -- Law and legislation, Gun control -- United States, Firearms -- Government policy -- United States

DOI

10.15760/honors.236

Abstract

This paper will examine past and present U.S. gun control policies to better understand the current legal state of gun control, but also to assess gun culture in a nation that was built on its Second Amendment right to bear arms. In addition to U.S. policy, international agreements and gun control policies in other countries will also be analyzed to determine if those policies would be feasible in the U.S., or if the country’s gun culture and legal precedents would simply strike down any attempt to establish more thorough regulations.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Criminal Justice

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17389

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