Opinions Throughout History: Guns in America, 1st Edition

  • Micah Issit
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  • ISBN-10: 1642656542
  • ISBN-13: 9781642656541
  • DDC: 363.330973
  • 660 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released January 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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From the Revolutionary War to the national crisis brought about by mass shootings in the 21st century, this title provides a historical look at the controversial debate over gun rights and gun control.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
1: Historical Timeline.
2: Foundations of Control: The History of Gun Control in Pre-Constitutional America (1600–1791).
3: Lost Meaning: Interpretations of the Second Amendment (1791).
4: Courting the States: Case Law in the States and the Perception of Individual Rights (1619–1879).
5: Armed Rebellion: Slavery, the Civil War, and Gun Control (1865).
6: Shooting Straight: The Creation of the National Rifle Association and the Introduction of the Gun Lobby (1871).
7: Sobering Realities: The Rise of Urban Crime and the Emergence of Government Gun Control (1927).
8: Dealing with the Problem: Roosevelt and the New Deal on Crime (1934).
9: Who Should Own Guns?: The Debate over Federal Registration and Felon Rights (1938).
10: Precedent All Around: United States v. Miller and Second Amendment Interpretation (1939).
11: Fear of a Black Country: The Impact of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1967).
12: Assassination Nation: The Gun Control Act of 1968 and Radical Activism (1968).
13: The Problem of Enforcement: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (1972).
14: A Rifle Revolution: The Shift of the NRA’s Stance and Gun Rights (1975–1977).
15: Rolling Back with Reagan: Reagan-Era Conservatism and the Ascendancy of the NRA (1980–1986).
16: The Right to Hide: The Legality of Hidden Weapons (1988).
17: Child Welfare: The Phenomenon of School Shootings and the Impact of Guns on Children (1990).
18: The Far Right to Bear Arms: The Right-Wing Militia Movement and the Gun-Rights Debate (1992).
19: Gun Control Takes a Step Forward: The Jim Brady Handgun Bill (1993).
20: Assault Rifles and Civilian Use: The Assault Rifle Ban in 1994, 2013, and 2020 (1994).
21: Studies Under the Gun: The Prohibition on Federal Studies of Gun Violence (1995–1998).
22: Innocence Lost: The Columbine High School Massacre (1999).
23: The Civil Rights Debate: Civil Litigation against Gun Sellers and Manufacturers (2003-2005).
24: Regional Rights: City and State Jurisdiction over Gun Law (2008–2010).
25: Hate Crimes: Gun Rights and Domestic Terrorism (2013-2016).
26: Peripheral Issues: The Debate over Gun Modifications and Controversial Equipment (2017–2019).
27: In the Hands of the Youth: The Emerging Youth Movement and the March for Our Lives (2018).
28: Politics, Race, and Hate: The 2019 Mass Shootings and the Government Response.
29: Tons of Guns: Civilian Gun Ownership and Gun Violence (2020).
Conclusion: A Moment of Reflection.
Primary & Secondary Sources.
Historical Snapshots.
About the Author.