School Shootings and the Never Again Movement, 1st Edition

  • Laurie Collier Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 1440867526
  • ISBN-13: 9781440867521
  • DDC: 371.7
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This volume, a one-stop resource for understanding the people and events changing America today, analyzes school shootings and examines the broader issue of gun violence in America. It focuses on the history of school shootings in the United States and the debate that has raged for decades between gun control advocates and supporters of gun ownership rights. School Shootings and the Never Again Movement: 21st Century Turning Points provides a broad perspective on these issues. It recounts the evolution of gun politics and policy throughout the twentieth century, explains the positions and activities of organizations and activists on both sides of the gun debate, details notorious school shootings ranging from Columbine to Parkland, and explores the potential impact of the Never Again Movement on American gun policy at the state and federal levels.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Overview of School Shootings and the Never Again Movement.
Landmark Events.
1: The University of Texas Tower Shooting (1966).
2: The Gun Control Act (1968).
3: The NRA Cincinnati Revolt (1977).
4: The Firearms Owners' Protection Act (1986).
5: The Brady Bill and Assault Weapons Ban (1993–1994).
6: The Columbine High School Shooting (1999).
7: The Virginia Tech Shooting (2007).
8: District of Columbia v. Heller (2008).
9: The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting (2012).
10: The Umpqua Community College Shooting (2015).
11: The Las Vegas Shooting (2017).
12: The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting (2018).
13: The Never Again Movement Forms (2018).
14: The March for Our Lives (2018).
15: The Santa Fe High School Shooting (2018).
Impacts of the Never Again Movement.
16: The March for Our Lives Demands.
17: School Safety and Proposals to Arm Teachers.
18: A New Age of Youth Activism.
19: A Shift in Public Sentiments about Gun Control.
20: Mark Barden (1965?–).
21: Michael Bloomberg (1942–).
22: Jaclyn Corin (2000–).
23: Gabby Giffords (1970–).
24: Emma González (1999–).
25: Nicole Hockley (1970?–).
26: David Hogg (2000–).
27: Cameron Kasky (2000–).
28: Wayne LaPierre (1949–).
29: Dana Loesch (1978–).
30: Shannon Watts (1971–).
Further Resources.
About the Author.