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

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

Label
Guns and contemporary society : the past, present, and future of firearms and firearm policy
Title
Guns and contemporary society
Title remainder
the past, present, and future of firearms and firearm policy
Statement of responsibility
Glenn H. Utter, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 and federal levels to address gun access and control. In this hard-hitting compilation, experts delve into various aspects of firearms in America--from gun control and gun rights to militia movements, to school-related shootings, and to the recent trends in gun ownership by women. Authors from varied backgrounds and viewpoints share their perspectives on the pros and cons of firearm ownership as all of the following: a constitutional right, a key instrument of self-defense, a guarantee of political freedoms, and as a major factor in crime and personal injury. The reference is divided into three volumes. The first volume covers firearm history, legislation, and policy; the second volume explores public opinion, gun ownership trends, international laws, and self-defense; and the third considers popular debates about firearm policy, including concealed carry of firearms, terrorism and the ownership of firearms, background checks for purchasing guns, and stand-your-ground laws. The work concludes with an informed debate on gun policy between Richard Feldman, president of the Independent Firearm Owners, and Paul Helmke, former president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7436
LC item number
.G877185 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Utter, Glenn H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gun control
  • Firearms ownership
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Firearms ownership
  • Gun control
  • United States
Label
Guns and contemporary society : the past, present, and future of firearms and firearm policy, Glenn H. Utter, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 1. Background to the current debate over firearms. The early history of guns: from colonial times to the Civil War / Tom Lansford -- The struggle over gun control at the national level / Keith Rollin Eakins and Loren Gatch -- A history of firearms legislation at the state and local levels / Robert H. Wood -- Heller as Miller: court decisions dealing with firearms / Nicholas J. Johnson -- Gun rights and the world's constitutions / Zachary Elkins -- Locks, stocks, and barrels: the history of the American firearms industry / Roger Pauly -- Evolution of the National Rifle Association and other gun rights organizations / David T. Hardy -- Organizations advocating gun control / Walter F. Carroll -- 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
  • v. 2. Cultural issues related to firearms in the United States. International law sources on gun control and human rights / David B. Kopel -- U.S. import and export of firearms / Henry B. Sirgo -- Gun ownership: who owns guns and who does not? / Ted G. Jelen -- Militia movements / Saundra J. Ribando and Amanda J. Reinke -- Public health approaches to gun violence / Matthew A. Butkus -- Guns, suicide, and suicide prevention / Elizabeth P. Aronson and Maxwell T. Smith -- Ritual and controversy at deer camp / Simon J. Bronner -- A big bang for "the little woman": firearms and feminism in contemporary America / Mary Zeiss Stange -- Cultural anatomy of a gun show / Joan Burbick
  • v. 3. Current controversies and policy recommendations. Weapons in school / Ronald D. Stephens -- Concealed carry of firearms on university campuses / Robert L. Spinks and Michael C. Powell -- Psychological factors in legal firearms usage / Glenn E. Meyer -- Terrorism and ownership of firearms / Saundra J. Ribando and Amanda J. Reinke -- How stand-your-ground laws hijacked self-defense / Mary Anne Franks -- Gun violence reduction strategies / Sean Maddan -- Background checks for purchasing firearms / Glenn H. Utter -- Seeking common ground: perspective of a gun control supporter / Paul Helmke -- Seeking common ground: perspective of a gun rights supporter / Richard Feldman
Control code
909777189
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
3 volumes
Isbn
9781440832178
Lccn
2015018600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909777189
Label
Guns and contemporary society : the past, present, and future of firearms and firearm policy, Glenn H. Utter, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 1. Background to the current debate over firearms. The early history of guns: from colonial times to the Civil War / Tom Lansford -- The struggle over gun control at the national level / Keith Rollin Eakins and Loren Gatch -- A history of firearms legislation at the state and local levels / Robert H. Wood -- Heller as Miller: court decisions dealing with firearms / Nicholas J. Johnson -- Gun rights and the world's constitutions / Zachary Elkins -- Locks, stocks, and barrels: the history of the American firearms industry / Roger Pauly -- Evolution of the National Rifle Association and other gun rights organizations / David T. Hardy -- Organizations advocating gun control / Walter F. Carroll -- 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
  • v. 2. Cultural issues related to firearms in the United States. International law sources on gun control and human rights / David B. Kopel -- U.S. import and export of firearms / Henry B. Sirgo -- Gun ownership: who owns guns and who does not? / Ted G. Jelen -- Militia movements / Saundra J. Ribando and Amanda J. Reinke -- Public health approaches to gun violence / Matthew A. Butkus -- Guns, suicide, and suicide prevention / Elizabeth P. Aronson and Maxwell T. Smith -- Ritual and controversy at deer camp / Simon J. Bronner -- A big bang for "the little woman": firearms and feminism in contemporary America / Mary Zeiss Stange -- Cultural anatomy of a gun show / Joan Burbick
  • v. 3. Current controversies and policy recommendations. Weapons in school / Ronald D. Stephens -- Concealed carry of firearms on university campuses / Robert L. Spinks and Michael C. Powell -- Psychological factors in legal firearms usage / Glenn E. Meyer -- Terrorism and ownership of firearms / Saundra J. Ribando and Amanda J. Reinke -- How stand-your-ground laws hijacked self-defense / Mary Anne Franks -- Gun violence reduction strategies / Sean Maddan -- Background checks for purchasing firearms / Glenn H. Utter -- Seeking common ground: perspective of a gun control supporter / Paul Helmke -- Seeking common ground: perspective of a gun rights supporter / Richard Feldman
Control code
909777189
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
3 volumes
Isbn
9781440832178
Lccn
2015018600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909777189

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