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Criminology and Criminal Justice
Firearms -- Law and legislation, Gun control -- United States, Firearms -- Government policy -- United States
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.
Hummer, Claire, "Gun Control in the United States: an Analysis of Federal and International Policies and Applications" (2016). University Honors Theses. Paper 295.