Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

Editor/Author Carter, Gregg Lee
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-31-338670-1
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 111
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this title is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Editorial Board
  • A
  • Aborn, Richard (1952-)
  • Accidents, Gun
  • Acquisition of Guns
  • Adames, et al. v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp. (2009)
  • African Americans and Gun Violence
  • AK-47
  • Alcohol and Gun Violence
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • American Firearms Industry Magazine
  • American Jewish Congress (AJC)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Revolution
  • American Rifleman
  • Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
  • America's First Freedom
  • Ammunition, Regulations of
  • Ammunition, Types of
  • Amnesty Programs
  • Antiterrorist Legislation
  • Arming America Controversy
  • Arming Women Against Rape and Endangerment (AWARE)
  • Armor-Piercing Ammunition
  • Articles of Confederation and Gun Control
  • Assault Weapons
  • Assault Weapons Ban of 1994
  • Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE)
  • Automatic Weapons Laws
  • Availability of Guns, Effects on Crime
  • Average-Joe Thesis
  • B
  • Background Checks
  • Bailey v. United States (1996)
  • Ballistic Identification System
  • Barrett v. United States (1976)
  • Barron v. Baltimore (1833)
  • Bartley-Fox Carrying Law
  • Bates, Madeleine “Lyn” (1946-)
  • Beard, Michael K. (1941-)
  • Beecham v. United States (1994)
  • Beecher's Bibles
  • Berkowitz, Leonard (1926-)
  • Biden, Joseph, Jr. (1942-)
  • Black Codes
  • Black Market for Firearms
  • Black Panthers
  • Black Talon
  • Body Armor
  • Boomtowns, Cowtowns, and Gun Violence
  • Boone, Daniel (1734-1820)
  • Borinsky, Mark (1945-)
  • Boston Gun Project (BGP)
  • Boxer, Barbara (1940-)
  • Brady, James S. (1940-)
  • Brady, Sarah Kemp (1942-)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Bill)
  • Branch Davidians
  • British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
  • Brown Bess
  • Browning, John Moses (1855-1926)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
  • Bush, George H. W. (1924-)
  • Bush, George W. (1946-)
  • C
  • Calguns Foundation
  • California Street (101) Massacre
  • Calling Forth Act of 1792
  • Campaign to Protect Sane Gun Laws
  • Canada, Gun Laws
  • Canadian Firearms Program (CFP)
  • Caron v. United States (1998)
  • Carter, Harlon (1913-1991)
  • Cartridges
  • Castle Doctrine
  • Cease Fire, Inc.
  • Center for Gun Policy and Research
  • Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Child Access Prevention (CAP) Laws
  • Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
  • Cho, Seung-hui (1984-2007)
  • Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA)
  • City of Las Vegas v. Moberg (1971)
  • City of Salina v. Blaksley (1905)
  • Civil War and Small Arms
  • Civil War Reenactments
  • Clinton, William J. (1946-)
  • Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV)
  • Cody, William “Buffalo Bill” (1846-1917)
  • Collectors
  • Colleges and Gun Violence
  • Colt, Samuel (1814-1862)
  • Columbine High School Tragedy (1999)
  • Commonwealth v. Runyan (2010)
  • Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
  • Concealed Weapons Laws
  • Congressional Voting Patterns on Gun Control
  • Consumer Product Safety Laws
  • Conyers, John (1929-)
  • Cook, Philip J. (1946-)
  • Cornell, Saul (1960-)
  • Cottrol, Robert J. (1949-)
  • Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS)
  • Cox v. Wood (1918)
  • Crime and Gun Use
  • D
  • Defensive Gun Use (DGU)
  • Democratic Party and Gun Control
  • Demonization of Guns
  • Department of Justice, U.S.
  • Derringers
  • Dick Act (Militia Act of 1903)
  • Dime Novels and the Sensationalization of Frontier Violence
  • Dingell, John D. (1926-)
  • District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)
  • Dix v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp.
  • Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO)
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
  • Drive-by Shootings
  • Drugs, Crime, and Guns: Cross-National Comparisons
  • Drugs, Crime, and Guns: United States
  • Dueling
  • Dum-Dum Bullet
  • Dunne v. People (1879)
  • E
  • Eddie Eagle
  • Elections and Gun Control
  • Emergency Committee for Gun Control
  • Enforcement of Gun Control Laws
  • Erfurt, Germany, Massacre
  • Ergonomics and Firearms Design
  • F
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Federal Firearms Act of 1938 (Public Law No. 75-785)
  • Federalism and Gun Control
  • Federation for NRA
  • Feinstein, Dianne (1933-)
  • Felons and Gun Control
  • Fifty Caliber Shooters Association, Inc. (FCSA)
  • Finland, Gun Laws
  • Firearm and Injury Center at Penn (FICAP)
  • Firearm Dealers
  • Firearm Sentence Enhancement (FSE) Laws
  • Firearms Coalition
  • Firearms Industry
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC)
  • Firearms Owners’ Protection Act of 1986
  • Firearms Research Digest
  • First Monday: Unite to End Gun Violence, 2000-2001
  • Fourteenth Amendment
  • Fourth Amendment
  • Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
  • Frontier Violence
  • G
  • General Social Survey (GSS)
  • Genocide and Guns
  • Germany, Gun Laws
  • Gottlieb, Alan Merril (1947-)
  • Guggenheim Foundation, Harry Frank
  • Gun Buyback Programs
  • Gun Clubs
  • Gun Control
  • Gun Control, Attitudes toward
  • Gun Control Act of 1968
  • Gun Courts
  • Gun Culture
  • Gun-Free School Laws
  • Gun Industry Responsibility Act (GIRA)
  • Gun Lobby
  • Gun Magazines
  • Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL)
  • Gun Owners of America (GOA)
  • Gun Owners of California (GOC)
  • Gun Ownership
  • Gun Registration
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC)
  • Gun Shows
  • Gun Violence as a Public Health Problem
  • Gun Week
  • Gunpowder
  • Guns in the Home
  • Gunshot Detection Technologies (GDTs)
  • Gunshot Wounds (Wound Ballistics)
  • Gura, Alan (1971-)
  • H
  • Halbrook, Stephen P. (1947-)
  • Hammer, Marion P. (1939-)
  • Handguns
  • Health Care Professionals and Gun Violence
  • Helmke, Paul (1948-)
  • Hemenway, David A. (1945-)
  • Henigan, Dennis A. (1951-)
  • Herbert, Henry William (1807-1858)
  • Heston, Charlton (1923-2008)
  • Hickok, James Butler (“Wild Bill”) (1837-1876)
  • Hinckley, John Warnock, Jr. (1955-)
  • Hollow Point Bullet
  • Holocaust Imagery and Gun Control
  • Homicides, Gun
  • Huddleston v. United States (1974)
  • Hunting
  • Hupp, Suzanna Gratia (1959-)
  • Hurricane Katrina and Gun Control
  • I
  • Ideologies—Conservative and Liberal
  • Immigrants and Guns
  • Independence Institute
  • Independent Firearm Owners Association, Inc. (IFOA)
  • Institute for Legislative Action (ILA)
  • Interest Groups and Gun Legislation
  • Intervention Effects
  • Iron Pipeline
  • Italy, Gun Laws
  • Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA)
  • J
  • Japan, Gun Laws
  • Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)
  • Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO)
  • John Birch Society
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908-1973)
  • Justifiable Homicides
  • Juvenile Gun Courts
  • K
  • Kates, Don B., Jr. (1941-)
  • Keepandbeararms.com (KABA)
  • Kellermann, Arthur L. (1955-)
  • Kennedy, Edward M. “Ted” (1932-2009)
  • Kennesaw, Georgia
  • Killeen, Texas, Massacre
  • Kim v. Coxe (2008)
  • Klanwatch Project
  • Kleck, Gary (1951-)
  • Knox, Neal (1935-2005)
  • Kopel, David B. (1960-)
  • Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
  • L
  • LaPierre, Wayne R., Jr. (1950-)
  • Lautenberg, Frank R. (1924-)
  • Lawsuits against Gun Manufacturers
  • League of Women Voters and Gun Control
  • Legal Action Project (LAP)
  • Legal Community Against Violence (LCAV)
  • Legal Implications of Firearms Characteristics
  • Lennon, John (1940-1980)
  • Lethality Effect of Guns
  • Lewis v. United States (1980)
  • Libertarianism and Gun Control
  • Licensing
  • Loaded-Chamber Indicator
  • Long Gun
  • Long Island Railroad Massacre
  • Long Rifle (Pennsylvania/Kentucky)
  • Lott, John R., Jr. (1958-)
  • Ludwig, Jens Otto (1968-)
  • M
  • Magna-Trigger
  • Mailing of Firearms Act of 1927
  • Mail-Order Guns
  • Mass Murder (Shootings)
  • Massachusetts Gun Law
  • McCarthy, Carolyn (1944-)
  • McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010)
  • McVeigh, Timothy (1968-2001)
  • Media Violence
  • Medicine and Gun Violence
  • Mental Disabilities and Gun Use and Acquisition
  • Metaksa, Tanya K. (1936-)
  • Metal Detectors
  • Methodologies for Studying Gun Violence
  • Mexico, Gun Laws
  • Michigan Militia
  • Micro-Stamping (Bullet Serial Numbers)
  • Militia Act of 1792
  • Militia of Montana
  • Militia Watchdog Groups
  • Militias
  • Miller v. Texas (1894)
  • Million Mom March
  • Miniguns
  • More Guns, Less Crime Thesis
  • Motor Vehicle Laws as a Model for Gun Laws
  • Muscarello v. United States (1998)
  • N
  • NAACP and Gun Control
  • National Association of Firearms Retailers (NAFR)
  • National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice (NBPRP)
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
  • National Council for a Responsible Firearms Policy (NCRFP)
  • National Council of Churches (NCC) and Gun Control
  • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
  • National Defense Act of 1916
  • National Firearms Act of 1934
  • National Firearms Association of Canada
  • National Guard
  • National Instant Criminal Background Check System
  • National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • National Rifle Association v. Evanston, Morton Grove, and Oak Park (2008)
  • National School Safety Center (NSSC)
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
  • National Student Safety and Security Conference (NSSSC)
  • National Tracing Center (NTC)
  • National Violent Death Reporting System
  • Native Americans and Gun Violence
  • Needle-in-the-Haystack Problem
  • News Media and Gun Control
  • Nichols, Terry L. (1955-)
  • NICS Improvement Act
  • Ninth Amendment
  • North-South Skirmish Association, Inc.
  • Nuisance Law and Gun Suits
  • Nunn v. State of Georgia (1846)
  • O
  • Oakley, Annie (1860-1926)
  • Obama, Barack (1961-)
  • Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act
  • One-Gun-per-Month Laws
  • Open Carry Laws
  • Orth, Franklin L. (1907-1970)
  • P
  • Paladin Press
  • Paul Revere Network
  • Perpich v. Department of Defense (1990)
  • Plastic Guns
  • Police Shootings
  • Political Victory Fund (PVF)
  • Poverty and Gun Violence
  • Pratt, Larry (1942-)
  • Preemption Laws
  • Presser v. Illinois (1886)
  • Printz v. United States (1997)
  • Product Liability Lawsuits
  • Project Exile
  • Project Safe Neighborhoods
  • Project Triggerlock
  • Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005
  • Q
  • Quilici v. Village of Morton Grove (1982)
  • R
  • Racism and Gun Control
  • Reagan, Ronald Wilson (1911-2004)
  • Recreational Uses of Guns
  • Remington, Eliphalet, II (1793-1861)
  • Republican Party and Gun Control
  • Right to Self-Defense, Philosophical Bases
  • Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989
  • Robertson v. Baldwin (1897)
  • Ruby Ridge
  • Ruger, William Batterman (1917-2002)
  • Russia, Gun Laws
  • S
  • Safe Kids USA
  • Safety Courses
  • Saturday Night Specials
  • Sawed-off Shotguns
  • Schoolyard Shootings
  • Schubert v. DeBard (1980)
  • Schumer, Charles E. (1950-)
  • Second Amendment
  • Second Amendment Committee
  • Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)
  • Second Amendment Sisters (SAS)
  • Self-Defense, Legal Issues
  • Self-Defense, Reasons for Gun Use
  • Semiautomatic Weapons
  • Shields, Nelson T. “Pete” (1924-1993)
  • Shooting Ranges
  • Silencers
  • Skeet, Sporting Clays, and Trap Shooting
  • Slippery Slope Argument
  • Smart Guns
  • Smith & Wesson (S&W)
  • Smith & Wesson Settlement Agreement
  • Sonzinsky v. United States (1937)
  • South (U.S.) and Gun Violence
  • Speedloaders
  • Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI)
  • Sporting Purposes Test (SPT)
  • Springfield, Inc. v. Buckles (2000)
  • Staples v. United States (1994)
  • State v. Boyce (1983)
  • State v. Kerner (1921)
  • State v. Kessler (1980)
  • State v. Rosenthal (1903)
  • States United to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Stockton, California, Massacre
  • Stop Handgun Violence (SHV)
  • Student Pledge Against Gun Violence
  • Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
  • Substitution Effects
  • Sugarmann, Josh (1960-)
  • Suicide, Guns and
  • Suicide, International Comparisons
  • Sullivan Law
  • Surplus Arms
  • Survivalism
  • Switzerland, Gun Laws
  • T
  • Tactical Training
  • Taggants
  • Target Shooting
  • Tartaro, Joseph P. (1931-)
  • Tartaro, Patricia Margaret “Peggy” (1955-)
  • TEC-DC9 Pistol
  • Tenth Amendment
  • Terrorism
  • Texas Tower Shooting
  • Third Way
  • Tommy Gun
  • Toy Guns
  • Trigger Locks
  • Tucson, Arizona, Massacre
  • Turner Diaries
  • U
  • Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
  • United Kingdom—History of Gun Laws since 1900
  • United Kingdom—History of Gun Laws through 1900
  • United Nations (UN)
  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
  • United States Conference of Mayors
  • United States Congress and Gun Legislation
  • United States Constitution and Gun Rights
  • United States v. Cruikshank (1876)
  • United States v. Emerson (2001)
  • United States v. Freed (1971)
  • United States v. Hutzell (2000)
  • United States v. Lopez (1995)
  • United States v. Miller (1939)
  • United States v. One Assortment of 89 Firearms (1984)
  • United States v. Powell (1975)
  • United States v. Raymond Rybar, Jr. (1996)
  • United States v. Tot (1942)
  • Urbanism and Gun Violence
  • V
  • Victimization from Gun Violence
  • Vigilantism
  • Violence Policy Center (VPC)
  • Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP)
  • Violent Crime Rate
  • Violent Video Games and Gun Violence
  • Virginia Tech Massacre
  • W
  • Waco, Texas, Raid
  • Waiting Periods
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Washington, D.C., Sniper Attacks
  • Weapons Instrumentality Effect
  • Welles, Edward O. (1921-2006)
  • Whitney, Eli (1765-1825)
  • Winchester, Oliver Fisher (1810-1880)
  • Women Against Gun Control (WAGC)
  • Women Against Gun Violence (WAGV)
  • Women and Guns
  • Women & Guns Magazine
  • Women's Firearm Network
  • Workplace Shootings
  • Wright, James D. (1947-)
  • Y
  • Youth and Guns
  • Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative (YCGII)
  • Youth Gun Control Legislation: The Juvenile Justice Bill of 1999
  • Z
  • Zebra Killings
  • Zimring, Franklin (1942-)
  • Zip Guns
  • Appendix 1: Key Federal Gun Laws
  • Appendix 2: Key State Gun Laws
  • Appendix 3: Organizations Concerned with the Role of Guns in Contemporary American Society
  • Selected Bibliography
  • About the Editors and Contributors