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    I'm turning to the great minds that reside hear for some help on another project, this time an essay. It's for an inquiry based writing class, so my sources need to be more along the lines of peer reviewed articles and the like. I'm planning on doing a broad paper on the second amendment. I hope this will enable me to branch off enough to meet the required minimum word count. I plan to use John Lott's book, More Guns Less Crime, and a DVD entitled In Search of the 2A. I'll probably quote the federalist and anti-federalsit papers.I may interview someone in law enforcement to get their side of the story as well. What other resources are you guys aware of? I don't think going to NRA.org will cut it. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Stephen Halbrook's "That Every Man Be Armed" is a very good treatise on the topic. "The Seven Myths of Gun Control" by Richard Poe might be interesting. "Armed" by Gary Kleck and Don Kates. And "To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right" by Joyce Lee Malcolm.

    There are a host of others, but this is a good start.

    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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    "The Racist Roots of Gun Control" By Clayton E. Cramer
    http://www.constitution.org/cmt/cramer/racist_roots.htm
    If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
    The easiest ex. but probably the most difficult to grasp for gun owners is that fool permission slip so many of you have, especially if you show it off with pride. You should recognize it as an embarrassment, an infringement, a travesty and an affront to a free person.


    ~Alan Korwin

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    Thanks for the leads guys, I'll check 'em out.

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    The Samurai, the Mountie, and the Cowboy by Dave Kopel is good comparison of gun control of various countries, unfortunately its pretty outdated (late 80's IIRC) so it doesn't cover the new round of gun bans from the UK and Australia, but I still found it pretty interesting.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Bostons-Gun-Bi.../dp/1888766069

    My review of this book:

    Anyone that calls themselves a "gunowner" should have one.

    He explains various firearms, but above that why we have them, and why everyone should have them.

    Best book I own.




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    savery wrote:
    http://www.amazon.com/Bostons-Gun-Bi.../dp/1888766069

    My review of this book:

    Anyone that calls themselves a "gunowner" should have one.

    He explains various firearms, but above that why we have them, and why everyone should have them.

    Best book I own.


    I've read both of his books and they are both staring at me on a book shelf in my study as I write this. Not sure the requester needs the level of detail found in Boston's Gun Bible, but it would make a great reference for such things.

    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

    America First!

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    Here are a few more.
    The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong by John R. Lott

    A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America by Saul Cornell


    John Stossel also wrote a excellent book but I can't seem to find it.
    If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
    The easiest ex. but probably the most difficult to grasp for gun owners is that fool permission slip so many of you have, especially if you show it off with pride. You should recognize it as an embarrassment, an infringement, a travesty and an affront to a free person.


    ~Alan Korwin

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    this is my works cited page from my undergraduate research paper

    Works Cited

    Black, Dan A., and Daniel S. Nagin. "Do Right-to-Carry Laws Deter Violent Crime?" University of Chicago: Journal of Legal Studies 27.1 (1998): 209-219. <http://www.jstor.org%2Fsearch%2FBasicResults%3Fhp%3D25%26 si%3D1%26gw%3Djtx%26jtxsi%3D1%26jcpsi%3D1%26artsi% 3D1%26Query%3Ddo%2Bright%2Bto%2Bcarry%2Blaws%2Bdet er%2Bviolent%2Bcrime%253F%26wc%3Don]http://mutex.gmu.edu:2112/view/00472530/ap020057/02a00080/0?currentResult=00472530%2bap020057%2b02a00080%2b0 %2cFF0F&searchUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fhttp://www.jstor.org%2Fsearch%2FBasicResults%3Fhp%3D25%26 si%3D1%26gw%3Djtx%26jtxsi%3D1%26jcpsi%3D1%26artsi% 3D1%26Query%3Ddo%2Bright%2Bto%2Bcarry%2Blaws%2Bdet er%2Bviolent%2Bcrime%253F%26wc%3Don[/url]>

    Bronars, Stephen G., and John R. Lott. "Criminal Deterrence, Geographic Spillovers, and the Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns." The American Economic Review 88.2 (1998): 475-479. <http://www.jstor.org%2Fsearch%2FBasicResults%3Fhp%3D25%26 si%3D1%26gw%3Djtx%26jtxsi%3D1%26jcpsi%3D1%26artsi% 3D1%26Query%3Dshall-issue%26wc%3Don]http://mutex.gmu.edu:2112/view/00028282/ap000002/00a00900/0?currentResult=00028282%2bap000002%2b00a00900%2b0 %2c3E&searchUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fhttp://www.jstor.org%2Fsearch%2FBasicResults%3Fhp%3D25%26 si%3D1%26gw%3Djtx%26jtxsi%3D1%26jcpsi%3D1%26artsi% 3D1%26Query%3Dshall-issue%26wc%3Don[/url]>

    Dezhbakhsh, Hashem, and Paul H. Rubin. "Lives saved or lives lost? The effects of concealed-handgun laws on crime." The American Economic Review 88.2 (1998): 468-474.

    Kopel, David. "The Untold Triumph of Concealed-Carry Permits." Policy Review (1996): 9-11. http://mutex.gmu.edu:2068/pqdweb?ind...clientId=31810

    Lott, John R., and David B. Mustard. "Crime, Deterrence and the Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns." University of Chicago: Journal of Legal Studies 26.1 (1997): 1-68.

    Lott, John R. More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998.

    Lott, John R. "On the other hand: Do shall-issue laws save lives?" American Journal of Public Health 88.6 (1998): 980-982. http://mutex.gmu.edu:2068/pqdweb?ind...clientId=31810>

    McDowall, David, Colin Loftin, and Brian Wiersema. "Easing Concealed Firearms Laws: Effects on Homicide in Three States." The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 86.1 (1995): 193-206. <http://www.jstor.org%2Fsearch%2FBasicResults%3Fhp%3D25%26 si%3D1%26gw%3Djtx%26jtxsi%3D1%26jcpsi%3D1%26artsi% 3D1%26Query%3Dconcealed%2Bfirearms%2Blaws%26wc%3Do n]http://mutex.gmu.edu:2112/view/00914169/ap040090/04a00100/0?currentResult=00914169%2bap040090%2b04a00100%2b0 %2cFF7F&searchUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fhttp://www.jstor.org%2Fsearch%2FBasicResults%3Fhp%3D25%26 si%3D1%26gw%3Djtx%26jtxsi%3D1%26jcpsi%3D1%26artsi% 3D1%26Query%3Dconcealed%2Bfirearms%2Blaws%26wc%3Do n[/url]>

    Wright, James D., and Peter H. Rossi. Armed and considered dangerous: A survey of felons and their firearms. New York: Aldine Press, 1986.


    the hyperlinks might not work, but you can use the titles of the scholarly journals to locate them online

    happy carrying,


    jason


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    Aw man...I did a freshman research paper on CC, but its on my home comp...on the other side of the country. I would have posted my own works cited list too...darn (if I'm lucky it might be on my laptop, I'll update if I find it).

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    Thanks again for all of the input. That's a great list Kodiak, looks like it's time for meto get to work.

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