Paul Glock Annotated Bibliography

analytical Essay
1713 words
1713 words

Binuv Bikram Adhikari
Dr. Baker
English 1302
9 April 2017
Annotated Bibliography
Barret, Paul M. Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun. New York, Crown Publishers, 2012. Gaston Glock, the Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer who managed to create this chilling, reliable, lightweight weapon and market it stateside in the 1980s. Paul M. Barrett, a Bloomberg Businessweek editor, uses the Glock as a proxy to chronicle armaments history, like the 1994-2004 assault-weapons ban, whose efficacy is maddeningly inconclusive. had become the ultimate American handgun. First introduced to cops, who saw themselves as outgunned by violent cocaine gangs, the Glock is today embraced by two-thirds of all police departments. It has been glamorized in countless Hollywood …show more content…

CAN GUN CONTROL WORK? New York, Oxford University Press, 2002. James approaches gun control as a problem of regulation. He also examines the administrative challenges, enforcement dilemmas and unintended consequences of the whole range of gun control. He also explains about the comparison of gun control policies that work in Europe, Japan and elsewhere. I admire his work at most because he had stated facts and statements with proper justifications. We also seem to have a similar argument that it is a problem of regulation as owning a gun is a long run tradition in America. We are in a society with a powerful tradition of private firearms ownership and a thriving contemporary gun culture. Even in a big city of Europe and Japan with a strict gun restrictions have not affected people to buy guns since black market easily make it accessible. James strongly points that guns and drugs cannot be kept out of hands of the hands of those who want to use them. He compares that drugs can be easily controlled as only 1% of Americans use it whereas there are about 40% of American population owning a gun. Another interesting fact that James argues is tens of millions of Americans participate in hunting and shooting sports, read gun oriented magazines and vote for pro-gun candidate. More than 3 million Americans are members of The National Rifle Association(NRA), the most powerful single-issued lobbying organization in the United States. This proves that guns have planted a …show more content…

Gun Fight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. New York, W.W. Norton & Company. Inc, 2011. What makes it rare? It’s a careful, unflinching, middle-ground analysis in a sea of polemic about the polarized (and now freshly painful) topic of gun control. It criticizes the National Rifle Association; it criticizes the gun-control movement. None of this is easy to read only weeks after the massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn. But now, as we brave the hard discussion across the harder divide, it can shine light into the dark. Author Adam Winkler is a constitutional law professor at UCLA. And he’s sure good at afflicting the comfortable. Favor more gun control? Then wrestle with the fact that gun-control groups historically had the worst motives: Take the Ku Klux Klan, whose mission was to disarm freed blacks who had been issued guns as Civil War soldiers. Or take the Sullivan Dangerous Weapons Act of 1911, which was applied discriminatively to jail immigrants. Do you back gun rights? Then know that the gun-embracing golden era of the Wild West is a sham. Turns out gun control thrived back then; as Winkler writes, “[f]frontier towns handled guns the way a Boston restaurant today handles overcoats in winter.” Meaning you came to town, you traded your weapon for a token. The Clanton brothers didn’t heed this ordinance in Tombstone, Ariz., which is why the Shootout at the OK Corral took place: The Earps were trying to enforce a gun-control law.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how paul m. barrett uses the glock as a proxy to chronicle armaments history, like the 1994-2004 assault-weapons ban.
  • Analyzes how brian doherty, a senior editor at the libertarian magazine reason, walks us through the gun-control challenge in d.c. he explains the second amendment, politics of gun control, gun culture with stories and prejudice.
  • Analyzes how dennis a. henigan counters the "guns don't kill people" belief by quoting "renowned social scientist ozzy osbourne."
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