9781851097609

Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2006-06-03
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

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Summary

This balanced, objective examination of the gun control debate in America gives the general reader access to contemporary research on both sides of the argument.

Author Biography

Gregg Lee Carter is professor of sociology at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, where he is chair of the department of history and social sciences.

Table of Contents

Preface, xvii
1 Gun Control in the United States: The Social and Political Landscape, 1(56)
Gun Prevalence, Gun Control, and Violence,
2(5)
Cross-National Comparisons,
4(3)
The Nature of Gun Violence in the United States,
7(9)
Victimization,
7(9)
Establishing Causality—Not an Easy Task,
16(8)
The Knotty Problems of Causal Direction and Defensive Gun Use,
18(3)
The Magnification Hypothesis,
21(3)
The Second Amendment,
24(11)
How the Proponents of Gun Control View the Second Amendment,
24(5)
The Gun Rights View of the Second Amendment,
29(4)
A Limited Individual Right,
33(2)
Public Opinion and Gun Control,
35(9)
Do Americans Want Strict Gun Control?,
35(3)
Social and Economic Correlates of Support for Gun Control,
38(4)
How Strong Are Attitudes Regarding Gun Control?,
42(1)
Is the Will of the People Being Thwarted?,
43(1)
The Role of Politics,
44(2)
Notes,
46(3)
References,
49(8)
2 What Serious Gun Control Means in Practice, 57(95)
The Public Health Approach,
59(8)
National Violent Death Reporting Systems,
61(3)
Controlling Guns in the Home: Child Access Protection Laws,
64(1)
Trigger Locks, Internal Locks, and Personalized "Smart Gun" Technologies,
65(2)
Transportation of Guns,
67(1)
Cheap Handgun Control,
68(6)
Assault Weapons Control,
74(3)
Ballistic Fingerprinting,
77(3)
Registration, 78 Licensing,
80(1)
Training,
81(2)
Point-of-Sale Controls,
83(3)
"Shall Issue" (Right-to-Carry) Concealed Weapons Laws,
86(2)
Gun Buyback Programs,
88(1)
The Law Enforcement Approach,
89(8)
Enforcement of Current Gun Control Laws,
90(7)
The Lawsuit Approach,
97(5)
Product Liability and Other Legal Theories Used in Gun Lawsuits,
100(2)
Immunity Legislation,
102(1)
Notes,
102(4)
References,
106(46)
3 Chronology, 117 References, 152(3)
4 Federal Gun Laws, 155(12)
1927,
156(1)
Mailing of Firearms Act (Miller Act),
156(1)
1934,
156(1)
National Firearms Act,
156(1)
1938,
157(1)
Federal Firearms Act,
157(1)
1958,
157(1)
Federal Aviation Act,
157(1)
1968,
158(2)
Gun Control Act,
158(2)
1986,
160(1)
Firearms Owners' Protection Act (McClure-, Volkmer),
160(1)
Armed Career Criminal Act,
161(1)
Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act,
161(1)
1988,
161(1)
Undetectable Firearms Act (Terrorist Firearms Detection),
161(1)
1990,
161(1)
Crime Control Act,
161(1)
1993,
162(1)
Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act,
162(1)
1994,
163(1)
Gun Free Schools Act,
163(1)
Violence Against Women Act,
164(1)
1996,
164(1)
Lautenberg Amendment (Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban),
164(1)
2002,
164(1)
Nonimmigrant Aliens Firearms and Ammunition Amendments,
164(1)
2004,
165(1)
Background Check Restriction,
165(1)
Guidelines for Studies Using Tracing Data,
165(1)
2005,
166(13)
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,
166(1)
5 State Gun Laws, 167(12)
6 Major Court Cases, 179(48)
Anderson v. Bryco Arms Corp. (pending),
181(1)
Armijo v. Ex Cam, Inc. (1987),
182(1)
Aymette v. State (1840),
182(1)
Bailey v. United States (1996),
183(1)
Barrett v. United States (1976),
184(1)
Barron v. Baltimore (1833),
185(1)
Beecham v. United States (1994),
185(1)
Bernethy v. Walt Failor's, Inc. (1982),
186(1)
Bliss v. Commonwealth (1822),
187(1)
Bryan v. United States (1998),
187(1)
Burton v. Sills (1968),
188(1)
Caron v. United States (1998),
189(1)
Cases v. United States (1942),
189(1)
Ceriale v. Smith & Wesson Corp. et al. (pending),
190(1)
City of Las Vegas v. Moberg (1971),
191(1)
City of Salina v. Blaksley (1905),
192(1)
Commonwealth v. Davis (1976),
192(1)
Conrad Johnson, et al. v. Bull's Eye Shooter Supply, et al. (2003),
193(1)
Dickerson v. New Banner Institute, Inc. (1983),
194(1)
Farmer v. Higgins (1990),
195(1)
Fresno Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. v. Van de Kamp (1992),
195(1)
Harris v. State (1967),
196(1)
Huddleston v. United States (1974),
196(1)
Ileto v. Glock, Inc. (pending),
197(1)
In re Brickley (1902),
198(1)
Kalodimos v. Village of Morton Grove (1984),
198(1)
Kelley v. R.G. Industires, Inc. (1983),
199(1)
Lewis v. United States (1980),
200(1)
Maryland v. United States (1965),
200(1)
Maxfield v. Bryco Arms, et al. (2003),
201(1)
Merrill v. Navegar, Inc. (2001),
202(1)
Miller v. Texas (1894),
203(1)
Muscarello v. United States (1998),
203(1)
Nunn v. State (1846),
204(1)
People v. Zerillo (1922),
205(1)
Presser v. Illinois (1886),
205(1)
Printz v. United States (1997),
206(1)
Quilici v. Village of Morton Grove (1981),
207(1)
Robertson v. Baldwin (1897),
208(1)
Schubert v. DeBard (1980),
208(1)
Shettle v. Shearer (1981),
209(1)
Sklar v. Byrne (1984),
209(1)
Smith & Wesson Settlement Agreement (March 17, 2000),
210(1)
Smith v. United States (1993),
211(1)
Sonzinsky v. United States (1937),
212(1)
Springfield, Inc. v. Buckles (2000),
212(1)
Staples v. United States (1994),
213(1)
State v. Boyce (1983),
214(1)
State v. Kerner (1921),
214(1)
State v. Kessler (1980),
215(1)
State v. Rosenthal (1903),
215(1)
Stevens v. United States (1971),
216(1)
Strickland v. State (1911),
216(1)
United States v. Adams (1935),
217(1)
United States v. Cruikshank (1876),
217(1)
United States v. Emerson (2001),
218(1)
United States v. Freed (1971),
219(1)
United States v. Hutzell (2000),
220(1)
United States v. Lopez (1995),
220(1)
United States v. Miller (1939),
221(2)
United States v. Oakes (1977),
223(1)
United States v. One Assortment of 89 Firearms (1984),
223(1)
United States v. Tot (1942),
224(1)
United States v. Warm (1976),
225(2)
7 Biographical Sketches, 227(58)
Aborn, Richard (1952-),
228(1)
Ashcroft, John (1942-),
228(1)
Ayoob, Massad (1948-),
229(1)
Barnes, Michael D. (1943-),
230(1)
Barr, Bob (1948-),
230(1)
Bates, Madeleine "Lyn" (1946-),
231(1)
Beard, Michael K. (1941-),
231(1)
Bell, Carl C. (1947-),
232(1)
Biden, Joseph, Jr. (1942-),
233(1)
Blanchard, Kenneth V. F. (1962-),
233(1)
Borinsky, Mark (1945-),
234(1)
Boxer, Barbara (1940-),
234(1)
Brady, James S. (1940-),
235(1)
Brady, Sarah Kemp (1942-),
236(1)
Bush, George H. W. (1924-),
236(1)
Bush, George W. (1946-),
237(1)
Calhoun, Deane (1944-),
238(1)
Carter, Harlon (1913-1991),
238(1)
Chisholm, Matthew C.C. "Sandy," III (1954-),
239(1)
Christoffel, Katherine Kaufer (1948-),
239(1)
Clinton, William J. "Bill" (1946-),
240(1)
Conyers, John, Jr. (1929-),
241(1)
Cook, Philip J. (1946-),
241(1)
Cornell, Saul (1960-),
242(1)
Cottrol, Robert J. (1949-),
243(1)
Covey, Preston King (1942-),
244(1)
Craig, Larry E. (1945-),
244(1)
Diaz, Tom (1940-),
245(1)
Dingell, John D. (1926-),
245(1)
Faria, Miguel A., Jr. (1952-),
246(1)
Feinstein, Dianne (1933-),
247(1)
Gottlieb, Alan Merril (1947-),
247(1)
Gross, Daniel (1967-),
248(1)
Halbrook, Stephen P. (1947-),
249(1)
Hammer, Marion P. (1939-),
250(1)
Hardy, David T. (1951-),
250(1)
Hatch, Orrin (1934-),
251(1)
Haymaker, Richard (1940-) and Holley Galland Haymaker (1944-),
251(1)
Hemenway, David (1945-),
252(1)
Henigan, Dennis A. (1951-),
253(1)
Heston, Charlton (1924-),
254(1)
Homsher, Deborah (1952-),
255(1)
Horwitz, Joshua M. (1963-),
256(1)
Hupp, Suzanna Gratia (1959-),
256(1)
Hyde, Henry J. (1924-),
257(1)
Kates, Don B., Jr. (1941-),
258(1)
Kellermann, Arthur L. (1954-),
259(1)
Kennedy, Edward M. "Ted" (1932-),
260(1)
Kieck, Gary (1951-),
261(1)
Knox, Neal (1935-2005),
262(1)
Kopel, David B. (1960-),
263(1)
LaPierre, Wayne R., Jr. (1950-),
264(2)
Lautenberg, Frank R. (1924-),
266(1)
Lott, John R., Jr. (1958-),
266(1)
Ludwig, Jens Otto (1968-),
267(1)
MacNutt, Karen L. (1948-),
268(1)
McCarthy, Carolyn (1944-),
269(1)
McDowall, David (1949-),
269(1)
Metaksa, Tanya K. (1936-),
270(1)
Miller, Bryan (1951-),
271(1)
Moore, Michael (1954-),
271(1)
Orth, Franklin L. (1907-1970),
272(1)
Paul, Ron (1935-),
272(1)
Pierce, Glenn (1945-),
273(1)
Pratt, Larry (1942-),
274(1)
Reagan, Ronald Wilson (1911-2004),
274(2)
Robbins, Michael A. (1951-),
276(1)
Schumer, Charles E. "Chuck" (1950-),
276(1)
Shields, Nelson T. "Pete" (1924-1993),
277(1)
Soto, Andres (1955-),
278(1)
Spitzer, Robert J. (1953-),
279(1)
Sugarmann, Josh (1960-),
280(1)
Tartaro, Joseph P. (1931—),
280(1)
Tartaro, Patricia Margaret "Peggy" (1955—),
281(1)
Webster, Daniel W. (1960—),
281(1)
Wintemute, Garen J. (1951—),
282(1)
Wright, James D. (1947—),
282(1)
Zimring, Franklin E. (1942—),
283(2)
8 Directory of Organizations, Associations, and Agencies, 285(64)
Pro-Gun Control, National Groups,
286(20)
Pro-Gun Control, State and Local Groups,
306(15)
Alaska,
306(1)
Arizona,
306(1)
Arkansas,
306(1)
California
307(1)
Colorado,
308(1)
Connecticut,
308(1)
Florida,
309(1)
Georgia,
310(1)
Illinois,
310(1)
Indiana,
311(1)
Iowa,
312(1)
Kansas,
312(1)
Kentucky,
312(1)
Maine,
312(1)
Maryland,
312(1)
Massachusetts,
313(1)
Michigan,
314(1)
Minnesota,
314(1)
Missouri,
315(1)
New Jersey,
315(1)
New Mexico,
315(1)
New York,
316(1)
North Carolina,
316(1)
Ohio,
317(1)
Oregon,
317(1)
Pennsylvania,
318(1)
Rhode Island,
318(1)
Texas,
318(1)
Utah,
319(1)
Vermont,
319(1)
Virginia,
319(1)
Washington,
320(1)
Wisconsin,
320(1)
Pro-Gun Rights, National Groups,
321(11)
Pro-Gun Rights, State and Local Groups,
332(14)
Alaska,
332(1)
Arizona,
332(1)
Arkansas,
332(1)
California,
333(1)
Colorado,
333(1)
Connecticut,
334(1)
Florida,
334(1)
Georgia,
335(1)
Illinois,
335(1)
Iowa,
336(1)
Kansas,
336(1)
Kentucky,
337(1)
Louisiana,
337(1)
Maine,
337(1)
Maryland,
337(1)
Massachusetts,
338(1)
Michigan,
339(1)
Minnesota,
339(1)
Missouri,
339(1)
Nebraska,
340(1)
New Hampshire,
340(1)
New Jersey,
340(1)
New Mexico,
341(1)
New York,
341(1)
North Carolina,
342(1)
North Dakota,
342(1)
Ohio,
342(1)
Oklahoma,
342(1)
Oregon,
343(1)
Pennsylvania,
343(1)
Texas,
344(1)
Utah,
344(1)
Virginia,
345(1)
Washington,
345(1)
Wisconsin,
345(1)
Government Agencies,
346(3)
9 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources, 349(10)
Gun Violence, the United States versus Other Economically Developed Nations,
350(1)
The Second Amendment,
351(2)
Public Opinion,
353(1)
The Role of Politics,
354(1)
Gun Control, the Public Health Approach,
355(1)
Gun Control, the Law Enforcement Approach,
356(1)
Gun Control, the Lawsuit Approach,
357(2)
Glossary, 359(20)
Index, 379(30)
About the Author, 409

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