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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Gun Issues: Debate

Guide for Library Research on Gun Issues



There are a variety of resources available on the topic of Gun Control. Books can be found by searching in the CUNY+ catalog under the topic of "Gun Control" while article can be found using the same search term in a number of databases. Here is a sample of some resources available:

Gun control: A Documentary and reference guide
by Robert J. Spitzer
Reference Law KF3941.s678 2009 Non Circulating

Gun Control in the United States: a Reference Handbook
by Gregg Lee Carte
[electronic resource] This book is an e-book and is available by searching in the CUNY+ catalog by title.

Gunfight : the battle over the right to bear arms in America 
by Adam Winkler
Stacks KF3941.W56 2011 Regular Loan

Private Guns, Public Health
by David Hemenway
Stacks RD96.3.H45 2004 Regular Loan



There are a variety of resources available that are in favor of Gun Ownership Rights and the Second Amendment. Here is a sample of some resources available:

More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws
By John R. Lott
Stacks KF3941.L68 2010 Regular Load

Targeting Guns: Firearms and their Control
by Gary Kleck
Stacks HV7436.K54 1997 Regular Loan

That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right
by Stephen P. Halbrook
Stacks KF3941.H35 1984 Regular Loan

For the Defense of Themselves and the State: The Original Intent and Judicial Interpretation of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
by Clayton E. Cramer
Stacks KF3941.C73 1994 Regular Loan

The Origin of the Second Amendment : a Documentary History in Commentaries on Liberty, Free Government, and an Armed Populace during the Formation of the Bill of Rights
by David E Young
Stacks KF4558 2nd .O75 1991 Regular Loan