eBook Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition

  • Gregg Lee Carter
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  • ISBN-13: 9780313386718
  • DDC: 363.330973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1096 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2014
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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: Aborn, Richard (1952– ).
2: Accidents, Gun.
3: Acquisition of Guns.
4: Adames, Et Al. v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp. (2009).
5: African Americans and Gun Violence.
6: AK-47.
7: Alcohol and Gun Violence.
8: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
9: American Bar Association (ABA).
10: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
11: American Firearms Industry Magazine.
12: American Jewish Congress (AJC).
13: American Medical Association (AMA).
14: American Revolution.
15: American Rifleman.
16: Americans for Democratic Action (ADA).
17: America’s First Freedom.
18: Ammunition, Regulations of.
19: Ammunition, Types of.
20: Amnesty Programs.
21: Antiterrorist Legislation.
22: Arming America Controversy.
23: Arming Women Against Rape and Endangerment (AWARE).
24: Armor-Piercing Ammunition.
25: Articles of Confederation and Gun Control.
26: Assault Weapons.
27: Assault Weapons Ban of 1994.
28: Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE).
29: Automatic Weapons Laws.
30: Availability of Guns, Effects on Crime.
31: Average-Joe Thesis.
32: Background Checks.
33: Bailey v. United States (1996).
34: Ballistic Identification System.
35: Barrett v. United States (1976).
36: Barron v. Baltimore (1833).
37: Bartley-Fox Carrying Law.
38: Bates, Madeleine “Lyn” (1946– ).
39: Beard, Michael K. (1941– ).
40: Beecham v. United States (1994).
41: Beecher’s Bibles.
42: Berkowitz, Leonard (1926– ).
43: Biden, Joseph, Jr. (1942– ).
44: Black Codes.
45: Black Market for Firearms.
46: Black Panthers.
47: Black Talon.
48: Body Armor.
49: Boomtowns, Cowtowns, and Gun Violence.
50: Boone, Daniel (1734–1820).
51: Borinsky, Mark (1945– ).
52: Boston Gun Project (BGP).
53: Boxer, Barbara (1940– ).
54: Brady, James S. (1940– ).
55: Brady, Sarah Kemp (1942– ).
56: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
57: Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
58: Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Bill).
59: Branch Davidians.
60: British American Security Information Council (BASIC).
61: Brown Bess.
62: Browning, John Moses (1855–1926).
63: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
64: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).
65: Bush, George H. W. (1924– ).
66: Bush, George W. (1946– ).
67: Calguns Foundation.
68: California Street (101) Massacre.
69: Calling Forth Act of 1792.
70: Campaign to Protect Sane Gun Laws.
71: Canada, Gun Laws.
72: Canadian Firearms Program (CFP).
73: Caron v. United States (1998).
74: Carter, Harlon (1913–1991).
75: Cartridges.
76: Castle Doctrine.
77: Cease Fire, Inc..
78: Center for Gun Policy and Research.
79: Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV).
80: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
81: Child Access Prevention (CAP) Laws.
82: Children’s Defense Fund (CDF).
83: Cho, Seung-hui (1984–2007).
84: Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA).
85: City of Las Vegas v. Moberg (1971).
86: City of Salina V. Blaksley (1905).
87: Civil War and Small Arms.
88: Civil War Reenactments.
89: Clinton, William J. (1946– ).
90: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV).
91: Cody, William “Buffalo Bill” (1846–1917).
92: Collectors.
93: Colleges and Gun Violence.
94: Colt, Samuel (1814–1862).
95: Columbine High School Tragedy (1999).
96: Commonwealth v. Runyan (2010).
97: Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
98: Concealed Weapons Laws.
99: Congressional Voting Patterns on Gun Control.
100: Consumer Product Safety Laws.
101: Conyers, John (1929– ).
102: Cook, Philip J. (1946– ).
103: Cornell, Saul (1960– ).
104: Cottrol, Robert J. (1949– ).
105: Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS).
106: Cox v. Wood (1918).
107: Crime and Gun Use.
108: Defensive Gun Use (DGU).
109: Democratic Party and Gun Control.
110: Demonization of Guns.
111: Department of Justice, U.S..
112: Derringers.
113: Dick Act (Militia Act of 1903).
114: Dime Novels and the Sensationalization of Frontier Violence.
115: Dingell, John D. (1926– ).
116: District of Columbia v. Heller (2008).
117: Dix v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp..
118: Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO).
119: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857).
120: Drive-by Shootings.
121: Drugs, Crime, and Guns: Cross-National Comparisons.
122: Drugs, Crime, and Guns: United States.
123: Dueling.
124: Dum-Dum Bullet.
125: Dunne v. People (1879).
126: Eddie Eagle.
127: Elections and Gun Control.
128: Emergency Committee for Gun Control.
129: Enforcement of Gun Control Laws.
130: Erfurt, Germany, Massacre.
131: Ergonomics and Firearms Design.
132: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
133: Federal Firearms Act of 1938 (Public Law No. 75-785).
134: Federalism and Gun Control.
135: Federation for NRA.
136: Feinstein, Dianne (1933– ).
137: Felons and Gun Control.
138: Fifty Caliber Shooters Association, Inc. (FCSA).
139: Finland, Gun Laws.
140: Firearm and Injury Center at Penn (FICAP).
141: Firearm Dealers.
142: Firearm Sentence Enhancement (FSE) Laws.
143: Firearms Coalition.
144: Firearms Industry.
145: Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC).
146: Firearms Owners’ Protection Act of 1986.
147: Firearms Research Digest.
148: First Monday: Unite to End Gun Violence, 2000–2001.
149: Fourteenth Amendment.
150: Fourth Amendment.
151: Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).
152: Frontier Violence.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: General Social Survey (GSS).
2: Genocide and Guns.
3: Germany, Gun Laws.
4: Gottlieb, Alan Merril (1947– ).
5: Guggenheim Foundation, Harry Frank.
6: Gun Buyback Programs.
7: Gun Clubs.
8: Gun Control.
9: Gun Control, Attitudes Toward.
10: Gun Control Act of 1968.
11: Gun Courts.
12: Gun Culture.
13: Gun-Free School Laws.
14: Gun Industry Responsibility Act (GIRA).
15: Gun Lobby.
16: Gun Magazines.
17: Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL).
18: Gun Owners of America (GOA).
19: Gun Owners of California (GOC).
20: Gun Ownership.
21: Gun Registration.
22: Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC).
23: Gun Shows.
24: Gun Violence as a Public Health Problem.
25: Gun Week.
26: Gunpowder.
27: Guns in the Home.
28: Gunshot Detection Technologies (GDTs).
29: Gunshot Wounds (Wound Ballistics).
30: Gura, Alan (1971– ).
31: Halbrook, Stephen P. (1947– ).
32: Hammer, Marion P. (1939– ).
33: Handguns.
34: Health Care Professionals and Gun Violence.
35: Helmke, Paul (1948– ).
36: Hemenway, David A. (1945– ).
37: Henigan, Dennis A. (1951– ).
38: Herbert, Henry William (1807–1858).
39: Heston, Charlton (1923–2008).
40: Hickok, James Butler (“Wild Bill”) (1837–1876).
41: Hinckley, John Warnock, Jr. (1955– ).
42: Hollow Point Bullet.
43: Holocaust Imagery and Gun Control.
44: Homicides, Gun.
45: Huddleston v. United States (1974).
46: Hunting.
47: Hupp, Suzanna Gratia (1959– ).
48: Hurricane Katrina and Gun Control.
49: Ideologies—Conservative and Liberal.
50: Immigrants and Guns.
51: Independence Institute.
52: Independent Firearm Owners Association, Inc. (IFOA).
53: Institute for Legislative Action (ILA).
54: Interest Groups and Gun Legislation.
55: Intervention Effects.
56: Iron Pipeline.
57: Italy, Gun Laws.
58: Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA).
59: Japan, Gun Laws.
60: Jefferson, Thomas (1743–1826).
61: Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO).
62: John Birch Society.
63: Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908–1973).
64: Justifiable Homicides.
65: Juvenile Gun Courts.
66: Kates, Don B., Jr. (1941– ).
67: Keepandbeararms.com (KABA).
68: Kellermann, Arthur L. (1955– ).
69: Kennedy, Edward M. “Ted” (1932–2009).
70: Kennesaw, Georgia.
71: Killeen, Texas, Massacre.
72: Kim v. Coxe (2008).
73: Klanwatch Project.
74: Kleck, Gary (1951– ).
75: Knox, Neal (1935–2005).
76: Kopel, David B. (1960– ).
77: Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
78: LaPierre, Wayne R., Jr. (1950– ).
79: Lautenberg, Frank R. (1924– ).
80: Lawsuits Against Gun Manufacturers.
81: League of Women Voters and Gun Control.
82: Legal Action Project (LAP).
83: Legal Community Against Violence (LCAV).
84: Legal Implications of Firearms Characteristics.
85: Lennon, John (1940–1980).
86: Lethality Effect of Guns.
87: Lewis v. United States (1980).
88: Libertarianism and Gun Control.
89: Licensing.
90: Loaded-Chamber Indicator.
91: Long Gun.
92: Long Island Railroad Massacre.
93: Long Rifle (Pennsylvania/Kentucky).
94: Lott, John R., Jr. (1958– ).
95: Ludwig, Jens Otto (1968– ).
96: Magna-Trigger.
97: Mailing of Firearms Act of 1927.
98: Mail-Order Guns.
99: Mass Murder (Shootings).
100: Massachusetts Gun Law.
101: Mccarthy, Carolyn (1944– ).
102: Mcdonald v. City of Chicago (2010).
103: Mcveigh, Timothy (1968–2001).
104: Media Violence.
105: Medicine and Gun Violence.
106: Mental Disabilities and Gun Use and Acquisition.
107: Metaksa, Tanya K. (1936– ).
108: Metal Detectors.
109: Methodologies for Studying Gun Violence.
110: Mexico, Gun Laws.
111: Michigan Militia.
112: Micro-Stamping (Bullet Serial Numbers).
113: Militia Act of 1792.
114: Militia of Montana.
115: Militia Watchdog Groups.
116: Militias.
117: Miller v. Texas (1894).
118: Million Mom March.
119: Miniguns.
120: More Guns, Less Crime Thesis.
121: Motor Vehicle Laws as a Model for Gun Laws.
122: Muscarello v. United States (1998).
123: Naacp and Gun Control.
124: National Association of Firearms Retailers (NAFR).
125: National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice (NBPRP).
126: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).
127: National Council for a Responsible Firearms Policy (NCRFP).
128: National Council of Churches (NCC) and Gun Control.
129: National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
130: National Defense Act of 1916.
131: National Firearms Act of 1934.
132: National Firearms Association of Canada.
133: National Guard.
134: National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
135: National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
136: National Rifle Association (NRA).
137: National Rifle Association v. Evanston, Morton Grove, and Oak Park (2008).
138: National School Safety Center (NSSC).
139: National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).
140: National Student Safety and Security Conference (NSSSC).
141: National Tracing Center (NTC).
142: National Violent Death Reporting System.
143: Native Americans and Gun Violence.
144: Needle-in-the-Haystack Problem.
145: News Media and Gun Control.
146: Nichols, Terry L. (1955– ).
147: NICS Improvement Act.
148: Ninth Amendment.
149: North-South Skirmish Association, Inc..
150: Nuisance Law and Gun Suits.
151: Nunn v. State of Georgia (1846).
152: Oakley, Annie (1860–1926).
153: Obama, Barack (1961– ).
154: Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act.
155: One-Gun-Per-Month Laws.
156: Open Carry Laws.
157: Orth, Franklin L. (1907–1970).
158: Paladin Press.
159: Paul Revere Network.
160: Perpich v. Department of Defense (1990).
161: Plastic Guns.
162: Police Shootings.
163: Political Victory Fund (PVF).
164: Poverty and Gun Violence.
165: Pratt, Larry (1942– ).
166: Preemption Laws.
167: Presser v. Illinois (1886).
168: Printz v. United States (1997).
169: Product Liability Lawsuits.
170: Project Exile.
171: Project Safe Neighborhoods.
172: Project Triggerlock.
173: Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005.
174: Quilici v. Village of Morton Grove (1982).
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Racism and Gun Control.
2: Reagan, Ronald Wilson (1911–2004).
3: Recreational Uses of Guns.
4: Remington, Eliphalet, II (1793–1861).
5: Republican Party and Gun Control.
6: Right to Self-Defense, Philosophical Bases.
7: Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989.
8: Robertson v. Baldwin (1897).
9: Ruby Ridge.
10: Ruger, William Batterman (1917–2002).
11: Russia, Gun Laws.
12: Safe Kids USA.
13: Safety Courses.
14: Saturday Night Specials.
15: Sawed-off Shotguns.
16: Schoolyard Shootings.
17: Schubert v. DeBard (1980).
18: Schumer, Charles E. (1950– ).
19: Second Amendment.
20: Second Amendment Committee.
21: Second Amendment Foundation (SAF).
22: Second Amendment Sisters (SAS).
23: Self-Defense, Legal Issues.
24: Self-Defense, Reasons for Gun Use.
25: Semiautomatic Weapons.
26: Shields, Nelson T. “Pete” (1924–1993).
27: Shooting Ranges.
28: Silencers.
29: Skeet, Sporting Clays, and Trap Shooting.
30: Slippery Slope Argument.
31: Smart Guns.
32: Smith & Wesson (S&W).
33: Smith & Wesson Settlement Agreement.
34: Sonzinsky v. United States (1937).
35: South (U.S.) and Gun Violence.
36: Speedloaders.
37: Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI).
38: Sporting Purposes Test (SPT).
39: Springfield, Inc. v. Buckles (2000).
40: Staples v. United States (1994).
41: State v. Boyce (1983).
42: State v. Kerner (1921).
43: State v. Kessler (1980).
44: State v. Rosenthal (1903).
45: States United to Prevent Gun Violence.
46: Stockton, California, Massacre.
47: Stop Handgun Violence (SHV).
48: Student Pledge against Gun Violence.
49: Students for Concealed Carry on Campus.
50: Substitution Effects.
51: Sugarmann, Josh (1960– ).
52: Suicide, Guns and.
53: Suicide, International Comparisons.
54: Sullivan Law.
55: Surplus Arms.
56: Survivalism.
57: Switzerland, Gun Laws.
58: Tactical Training.
59: Taggants.
60: Target Shooting.
61: Tartaro, Joseph P. (1931– ).
62: Tartaro, Patricia Margaret “Peggy” (1955– ).
63: TEC-DC9 Pistol.
64: Tenth Amendment.
65: Terrorism.
66: Texas Tower Shooting.
67: Third Way.
68: Tommy Gun.
69: Toy Guns.
70: Trigger Locks.
71: Tucson, Arizona, Massacre.
72: Turner Diaries.
73: Uniform Crime Reports (UCR).
74: United Kingdom—History of Gun Laws since 1900.
75: United Kingdom—History of Gun Laws through 1900.
76: United Nations (UN).
77: United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA).
78: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
79: United States Conference of Mayors.
80: United States Congress and Gun Legislation.
81: United States Constitution and Gun Rights.
82: United States v. Cruikshank (1876).
83: United States v. Emerson (2001).
84: United States v. Freed (1971).
85: United States v. Hutzell (2000).
86: United States v. Lopez (1995).
87: United States v. Miller (1939).
88: United States v. One Assortment of 89 Firearms (1984).
89: United States v. Powell (1975).
90: United States v. Raymond Rybar, Jr. (1996).
91: United States v. Tot (1942).
92: Urbanism and Gun Violence.
93: Victimization from Gun Violence.
94: Vigilantism.
95: Violence Policy Center (VPC).
96: Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP).
97: Violent Crime Rate.
98: Violent Video Games and Gun Violence.
99: Virginia Tech Massacre.
100: Waco, Texas, Raid.
101: Waiting Periods.
102: Washington, D.C..
103: Washington, D.C., Sniper Attacks.
104: Weapons Instrumentality Effect.
105: Welles, Edward O. (1921–2006).
106: Whitney, Eli (1765–1825).
107: Winchester, Oliver Fisher (1810–1880).
108: Women against Gun Control (WAGC).
109: Women against Gun Violence (WAGV).
110: Women and Guns.
111: Women & Guns Magazine.
112: Women’s Firearm Network.
113: Workplace Shootings.
114: Wright, James D. (1947– ).
115: Youth and Guns.
116: Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative (YCGII).
117: Youth Gun Control Legislation: The Juvenile Justice Bill of 1999.
118: Zebra Killings.
119: Zimring, Franklin (1942– ).
120: 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.
Index.