Guns and contemporary society : the past, present, and future of firearms and firearm policy / Glenn H. Utter, editor.

"This three-volume set examines various approaches to firearms, including constitutional and legal issues, public health and criminal justice concerns, and perspectives on personal safety and self-defense. Recent mass shootings have led to renewed calls for additional legislation at the state a...

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Other Authors: Utter, Glenn H. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
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Table of Contents:
  • Volume 1. Background to the current debate over firearms
  • Volume 2. Cultural issues related to firearms in the United States
  • Volume 3. Current controversies and policy recommendations.
  • Volume 1. Background to the Current Debate Over Firearms
  • Preface
  • Introduction / Glenn H. Utter
  • Chapter One. The early history of guns : from colonial times to the Civil War / Tom Lansford
  • Chapter Two. The struggle over gun control at the national level / Keith Rollin Eakins and Loren Gatch
  • Chapter Three. A history of firearms legislation at the state and local levels / Robert H. Wood
  • Chapter Four. Heller as Miller : court decisions dealing with firearms / Nicholas J. Johnson
  • Chapter Five. Gun rights and the world's constitutions / Zachary Elkins
  • Chapter Six. Locks, stocks, and barrels : the history of the American firearms industry / Roger Pauly
  • Chapter Seven. Evolution of the National Rifle Association and other gun rights organizations / David T. Hardy
  • Chapter Eight. Organizations advocating gun control / Walte F. Carroll
  • Chapter Nine. The failure of "Operation Fast and Furious" and the complexity of firearms trafficking into Mexico / Jason C. Sides, James M. Vanderleeuw, and Joanna Melissa Joseph.
  • Volume 2. Cultural Issues Related to Firearms in the United States
  • Preface
  • Introduction / Glenn H. Utter
  • Chapter One. International law sources on gun control and human rights / David B. Kopel
  • Chapter Two. U.S. import and export of firearms / Henry B. Sirgo
  • Chapter Three. Gun ownership : who owns guns and who does not? / Ted G. Jelen
  • Chapter Four. Militia movements / Saundra J. Ribando and Amanda J. Reinke
  • Chapter Five. Public health approaches to gun violence / Matthew A. Butkus
  • Chapter Six. Guns, suicide, and suicide prevention / Elizabeth P. Aronson and Maxwell T. Smith
  • Chapter Seven. Ritual and controversy at Deer Camp / Simon J. Bronner
  • Chapter Eight. A big bang for "the little woman" : firearms and feminism in contemporary America / Mary Zeiss Stange
  • Chapter Nine. Cultural anatomy of a gun show / Joan Burbick.
  • Volume 3. Current Controversies and Policy Recommendations
  • Preface
  • Introduction / Glenn H. Utter
  • Chapter One. Weapons in school / Ronald D. Stephens
  • Chapter Two. Concealed carry of firearms on university campuses / Robert L. Spinks and Michael C. Powell
  • Chapter Three. Psychological factors in legal firearms usage / Glenn E. Meyer
  • Chapter Four. Terrorism and the ownership of firearms / Saundra J. Ribando and Amanda J. Reinke
  • Chapter Five. How stand-your-ground laws hijacked self-defense / Mary Anne Franks
  • Chapter Six. Gun violence reduction strategies / Sean Maddan
  • Chapter Seven. Background checks for purchasing firearms / Glenn H. Utter
  • Chapter Eight. Seeking common ground : perspective of a gun control supporter / Paul Helmke
  • Chapter Nine. Seeking common ground : perspective of a gun rights supporter / Richard Feldman.