The Gun Debate: An Encyclopedia of Gun Control & Gun Rights

Editor: Grey House Publishing
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-68217-102-8
Category: Social Sciences - Criminology & Law
Image Count: 31
Book Status: Available
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Table of Contents

  • Publisher's Note
  • Introductory Essay
  • Chronology
  • Guide to Selected Topics
  • About the Contributors
  • A
  • Aborn, Richard (1952-)
  • Academics for the Second Amendment (A2A)
  • Accidents Involving Guns
  • African Americans and Guns
  • AK-47
  • Aliens
  • Amendment II Democrats
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • American Firearms Institute (AFI)
  • American Jewish Congress (AJC)
  • American Revolution
  • American Rifleman
  • American Shooting Sports Council (ASSC)
  • Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
  • Americans for Responsible Solutions
  • Americans United for Safe Streets (AUSS)
  • Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act
  • Armijo v. Ex Cam, Inc. (1987)
  • Arming Women Against Rape and Endangerment (AWARE)
  • Assault Weapons Ban
  • Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shooting, 2012
  • Australia
  • Aymette v. The State (1840)
  • Ayoob, Massad(1948-)
  • B
  • Background Checks
  • Bailey v. United States (1996)
  • Barr, Bob (1948-)
  • Barrett .50-Caliber Sniper Rifles
  • Barrett v. United States (1976)
  • Barron v. Baltimore (1833)
  • Beecham v. United States (1994)
  • Beecher's Bibles
  • Bernethy v. Walt Failor's Inc. (1978)
  • Binghamton, New York, Shooting (2009)
  • Black Codes
  • Black Panther Party
  • Black Talon Bullet
  • Bliss v. Commonwealth (1822)
  • Bloomberg, Michael R. (1942-)
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Boxer, Barbara (1940-)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act
  • Brady, James (1940-2014)
  • Brady, Sarah (1942-2015)
  • Britain
  • British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
  • Browning, John Moses (1855-1926)
  • Bryan v. United States (1998)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
  • Bush, George W. (1946-)
  • Bush, George H. W. (1924-)
  • C
  • Canada
  • Caron v. United States (1998)
  • Cases v. United States (1942)
  • The Castle Doctrine
  • Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
  • Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (CPHV)
  • Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)
  • Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
  • 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 Forfeiture
  • Clinton, William Jefferson (Bill) (1946-)
  • Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV)
  • Collectors
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting, 2015
  • Colt, Samuel (1814-1862)
  • Commonwealth v. Davis (1976)
  • Concealed Carrying on College Campuses
  • Concealed Carry Laws
  • Concealed Weapons Detectors
  • Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
  • Constitutional Accountability Center
  • Consumer Product Safety
  • Conyers, John (1929-)
  • Cook, Philip J. (1946-)
  • Cox, Christopher (Chris) W. (1978-)
  • D
  • Diaz, Tom (1940-)
  • Dick Act
  • Dickerson v. New Banner Institute, Inc. (1983)
  • District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)
  • Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO)
  • Dodd, Thomas J. (1907-1971)
  • Drive-By Shootings
  • Dueling
  • E
  • Eddie Eagle
  • Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
  • Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Shooting
  • Empire State Building Shooting
  • Everytown for Gun Safety
  • F
  • Farmer v. Higgins (1990)
  • Fatalities
  • Federalist Papers
  • Feinstein, Dianne (1933-)
  • Feldman, Richard (1951-)
  • Firearm Sentence Enhancement (FSE) Laws
  • Firearms Coalition
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC)
  • Firearms Owners Protection Act (FOPA)
  • Fourteenth Amendment
  • Fourth Amendment
  • Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
  • G
  • Gang Violence and Guns
  • German Firearms Laws, 1920s-1930s
  • Gottlieb, Alan Merril (1947-)
  • Gritz, James (Bo) (1939-)
  • Gun Buyback Programs
  • Gun Control Act of 1968
  • Gun Culture
  • Gun-Free Schools Act
  • Gun Journal
  • Gun Owners
  • Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL)
  • Gun Owners of America (GOA)
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC)
  • Gun Show Loophole
  • Gun Shows
  • Gun Trafficking
  • Gun Week (GW)
  • Gun World
  • Guns and Ammo (G&A)
  • Guns Magazine (GM)
  • Gunshot Detection Technology (GDT)
  • H
  • Halbrook, Stephen P. (1947-)
  • Handgun Control, Inc. (HCI)
  • Handguns Magazine
  • Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC)
  • Harder, Chuck (1944-)
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Heartland Institute
  • Helmke, W. Paul, Jr. (1948-)
  • HELP Network
  • Hemenway, David (1945-)
  • Henigan, Dennis (1951-)
  • Heston, Charlton (1924-2008)
  • Huddleston v. United States (1974)
  • Hunting Culture
  • Hutaree Militia
  • I
  • Independence Institute
  • Institute for Legislative Action (ILA), National Rifle Association
  • Instrumentality Effect
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO)
  • International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
  • Israel
  • Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA)
  • J
  • Japan
  • Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)
  • Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO)
  • John Birch Society (JBS)
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
  • Jonesboro, Arkansas, School Shooting
  • K
  • Kates, Don B., Jr. (1941-)
  • Kellermann, Arthur (1955-)
  • Kelley v. R.G. Industries, Inc. (1983)
  • Kennesaw, Georgia
  • Klanwatch Project
  • Kleck, Gary (1950-)
  • Knox, Neal (1935-2005)
  • Kopel, David B. (1960-)
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • L
  • LaPierre, Wayne (1950-)
  • Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines (LCAMs)
  • Lautenberg, Frank R. (1924-2013)
  • Lautenberg Amendment
  • Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA)
  • Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act
  • Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 (PL 109-92; 119 Stat. 2095)
  • Lawyer's Second Amendment Society (LSAS)
  • Legal Action Project (LAP)
  • Legal Community Against Violence (LCAV)
  • Lewis v. United States (1980)
  • Libertarian Party
  • Littleton, Colorado, Columbine School Shooting
  • Long Gun
  • Lott, John R., Jr. (1958-)
  • Ludwig, Jens Otto (1968-)
  • M
  • Mailing of Firearms Act (MFA)
  • Martin, Trayvon, and George Zimmerman
  • Maryland One-Gun-Per-Month Law
  • Maryland v. United States (1965)
  • Massachusetts Gun Violence Prevention Law
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns
  • McCarthy, Carolyn Cook (1944-)
  • McClure, James Albertas (1924-2011)
  • McCollum, William (Bill) (1944-)
  • McDonald v. Chicago (2010)
  • Media Violence
  • Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
  • Metaksa, Tanya K. (1936-)
  • Mexico
  • Michigan Militia (MM)
  • Militia Act of 1792
  • Militia of Montana (MOM)
  • Militia Watchdog
  • Miller v. Texas (1894)
  • Million Mom March
  • Minutemen, Modern
  • Minutemen, Revolutionary
  • Morton Grove, Illinois
  • Mothers Against Violence in America (MAVIA)
  • Muscarello v. United States (1998)
  • N
  • National Association of Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers (NAFLFD)
  • National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR)
  • National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
  • National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)
  • National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
  • National Education Association (NEA)
  • National Firearms Act of 1934
  • National Firearms Association (NFA) of Canada
  • National Instant Check System (NICS)
  • National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN)
  • National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA)
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • National Parks Gun Policy
  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
  • National School Safety Center (NSSC)
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
  • National Tracing Center (NTC)
  • Native Americans
  • Ninth Amendment
  • Northern Illinois University Shooting
  • Nunn v. Georgia (1846)
  • The New York SAFE Act
  • O
  • Obama, Barack Hussein (1961-)
  • Obama's Gun Proposals to Congress, 2013
  • Oklahoma City Bombing
  • Open Carry Movement
  • Orlando, Florida, Shooting
  • P
  • Pacific Center for Violence Prevention (PCVP)
  • Paladin Press
  • Palin, Sarah Louise Heath (1964-)
  • Paul, Ron (1935-)
  • Paul Revere Network (PRN)
  • PAX
  • Perpich v. Department of Defense (1990)
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
  • Police Shootings
  • Potomac Institute
  • Pratt, Larry (1942-)
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PCUSA)
  • Presser v. Illinois (1886)
  • Printz v. United States (1997)
  • Product Liability Lawsuits
  • Project Exile
  • Project Lifeline
  • The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005
  • Protest Easy Guns (PEG)
  • Q
  • Quilici v. Village of Morton Grove (1982)
  • R
  • Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004)
  • Remington, Eliphalet, II (1793-1861)
  • Reno, Janet (1938-)
  • Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Act
  • Ruby Ridge
  • Ruger, William Batterman (Bill) (1916-2002)
  • Russia
  • S
  • Safety for Women and Responsible Motherhood (SWARM)
  • San Bernardino, California, Shooting
  • Sandy Hook School Shooting
  • Saturday Night Special
  • Sawed-Off Shotgun
  • Schools and Guns
  • Schubert v. DeBard (1980)
  • Schumer, Charles E. (1950-)
  • (Dred) Scott v. Sandford (1857)
  • Second Amendment
  • Second Amendment Committee (SAC)
  • Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)
  • Second Amendment Foundation v. City of Renton (1983)
  • Second Amendment Sisters
  • Shotgun News
  • Sklar v. Byrne (1984)
  • Small Arms Review
  • Smart Guns
  • Smith and Wesson
  • Smith v. United States (1993)
  • Soldier of Fortune
  • Sonzinsky v. United States (1937)
  • Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI)
  • Sporting Purposes Test
  • Stand Your Ground laws
  • Staples v. United States (1994)
  • State Firearms Preemption Laws
  • State v. Boyce (1983)
  • State v. Kerner (1921)
  • State v. Kessler (1980)
  • State v. Rosenthal (1903)
  • Stevens v. United States (1971)
  • Stockton, California, Shooting
  • Stop Handgun Violence (SHV)
  • Straw Purchases
  • Student Pledge Against Gun Violence
  • Sugarmann, Josh (1960-)
  • Suicide
  • Sullivan Law
  • Survivalism
  • Switzerland
  • T
  • Taggants
  • Texas Tower Shooting
  • Third Way
  • Thompson, Linda (1952-2009)
  • Tiahrt Amendment
  • Tommy Gun
  • The Trace
  • Trigger Locks
  • Tucson, Arizona Shooting, 2011
  • The Turner Diaries
  • U
  • Umpqua Community College Shooting, 2015
  • Undetectable Firearms Act
  • United Kingdom
  • United Nations (UN)
  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
  • United States Conference of Mayors (USCM)
  • United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA)
  • United States v. Cruikshank (1876)
  • United States v. Emerson (2001)
  • United States v. Freed (1971)
  • 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. Rene Martin Verdugo-Urquidez (1990)
  • United States v. Tot (1942)
  • United States v. Warin (1976)
  • United States-Mexico Gun Trade
  • V
  • Violence Policy Center (VPC)
  • Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP)
  • Violent Crime Rate
  • Virginia Tech Shooting
  • Volkmer, Harold Lee (1931-2011)
  • W
  • Waco, Texas, Raid
  • Washington, D.C
  • Washington, D.C., Navy Yard Shooting
  • Watts, Shannon (1973-)
  • Whitney, Eli (1765-1825)
  • Winchester, Oliver Fisher (1810-1880)
  • Wintemute, Garen J. (1951-)
  • Women Against Gun Violence (WAGV)
  • Women and Guns
  • Women and Guns Magazine
  • Y
  • Youth and Guns
  • Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative (YCGII)
  • Z
  • Zimring, Franklin E. (1942-)
  • Primary Documents
  • The 25 original documents in this section are arranged chronologically, and span more than 200 years. They include political debates, court cases, acts of law, and contemporary articles on both sides of gun control v. gun rights. They are designed to offer an historical reference point and broader understanding of the complicated issues that surround this ongoing debate.
  • The Federalist Papers 24, 1787
  • The Federalist Papers 25, 1787
  • Second Amendment Debate Excerpts from the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789
  • The Uniform Militia Act of 1792
  • Presser v. Illinois, 1886
  • The Militia Act of 1903
  • The National Firearms Act of 1934
  • U.S. v. Miller, 1939
  • The Nobel Uses of Firearms, by Alan Korwin, 2001
  • The United Nations and Gun Control, by Marjorie Ann Brown, 2005
  • The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005
  • Virginia Tech Tragedy: Analysis of the NICS Improvement Act of 2007
  • Letter to Acting Secretary Gordon Mansfield from Senator Tom Coburn, 2007
  • The Tiahrt Amendments, 2007
  • Single Best Anti-Gun-Death Policy? Ending the Drug War, by Noah Smith, The Atlantic, December 21, 2012
  • Keeping Guns Away from Children, by Jane Brody, The New York Times, January 7, 2013
  • Goon Control: Don't Regulate Guns. Regulate Who Can Get Them, by William Saletan, Slate, January 11, 2013
  • All Guns Are Not Created Equal, by Kevin M. Sweeney and Saul Cornell, Chronicle of Higher Education, January 28, 2013
  • Stand and Fight, by Wayne LaPierre, The Daily Caller, February 13, 2013
  • I Own Guns, But I Hate the NRA, by David Fellerath, Washington Post, June 29, 2015
  • Arming everyone is not the answer: ‘Good guys with guns’ rarely help, by Robert J. Spitzer, New York Daily News, December 6, 2015
  • Gun Manufacturers Need to Lead Change, Not Just Follow the Law, by Robert Dolan, Harvard Business Review, March 23, 2016
  • Judicial Nullification Continues: Connecticut Judge Defies Law Prohibiting Suits Against Gun Manufacturers, by Joyce Lee Malcolm, The Jurist, April 29, 2016
  • Exaggerated Claims of “Judicial Nullification” in Gun Cases, by Eric Ruben, Brennan Center for Justice, May 23, 2016
  • Guns on Campus Make Colleges Less Safe, by Javier Auyero, New York Times, May 31, 2016
  • Why I Would Have Liked to Have My Weapon With Me in College, by Amanda Collins, New York Times, May 31, 2016
  • Appendix 1: State Constitutional Gun Rights Provisions
  • Appendix 2: State Concealed Carry Policies
  • Appendix 3: List of Organizations
  • Bibliography