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Gun Debate

Table of Contents

Publisher’s Note



Introductory Essay



Chronology



Guide to Selected Topics



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– )



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 44



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– )



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– )



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



Eddie Eagle



Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence



Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Shooting



Empire State Building Shooting



Everytown for Gun Safety



Farmer v. Higgins (1990)



Fatalities



Federalist Papers 103



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)



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)



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



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)



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



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



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– )



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)



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



Obama, Barack Hussein (1961–)



Obama’s Gun Proposals to Congress, 2013



Oklahoma City Bombing



Open Carry Movement



Orlando, Florida, Shooting



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)



Quilici v. Village of Morton Grove (1982)



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



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



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



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



Violence Policy Center (VPC)



Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP)



Violent Crime Rate



Virginia Tech Shooting



Volkmer, Harold Lee (1931–2011)



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



Youth and Guns



Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative (YCGII)



Zimring, Franklin E. (1942– )



Primary Documents



Appendix 1: State Constitutional Gun Rights Provisions



Appendix 2: State Concealed Carry Policies



Appendix 3: List of Organizations



Bibliography