Designed to kill : gun control and the Dunblane and Columbine massacres

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Designed to kill : gun control and the Dunblane and Columbine massacres

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Title: Designed to kill : gun control and the Dunblane and Columbine massacres
Author: Martin, Gwendolyn M.
Advisor: Waldman, Sidney
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Political Science
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 290510 bytes107783 bytes
Issue Date: 2003
Abstract: This paper examines the effects of the Dunblane Primary School murders in the UK and the Columbine High School shootings in the US on national gun control laws. Despite numerous similarities between the cases, cultural and religious differences, previous gun laws, varying government structures and media treatment of each tragedy combined to create vastly different legal consequences. These cases underscore the importance of single events in creating change if proponents are sufficiently organized to mobilize public opinion.
Subject: Gun control -- United States
Subject: Gun control -- Great Britain
Subject: Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States
Subject: Firearms -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain
Subject: Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.)
Subject: Dunblane Massacre, Dunblane, Scotland, 1996
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/730

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Martin, Gwendolyn M.. "Designed to kill : gun control and the Dunblane and Columbine massacres". 2003. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/730.

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