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    Guns in America / Micah L. Issitt
    by Issitt, Micah L., author.
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    Amenia, New York : Grey House Publishing, Incorporated, [2020]
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  • Gun control -- United States -- History.
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  • Firearms ownership -- United States -- History.
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  • Firearms and crime -- United States -- History.
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  • Mass shootings -- United States -- History.
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  • Gun control -- United States -- Public opinion.
  • ISBN: 
    9781642656534
    1642656534
    Description: 
    xxv, 631 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
    Contents: 
    Introduction -- Historical timeline -- 1. Foundations of control: the history of gun control in pre-constitutional America (1600-1791) -- 2. Lost meaning: interpretations of the Second Amendment (1791) -- 3. Courting the states: case law in the states and the perception of individual rights (1619-1879) -- 4. Armed rebellion: slavery, the Civil War, and gun control (1865) -- 5. Shooting straight: the creation of the National Rifle Association and the introduction of the gun lobby (1871) -- 6. Sobering realities: the rise of urban crime and the emergence of government gun control (1927) -- 7. Dealing with the problem: Roosevelt and the New Deal on crime (1934) -- 8. Who should own guns? ; the debate over federal registration and felon rights (1938) -- 9. Precedent all around: United States v. Miller and Second Amendment Interpretation (1939) -- 10. Fear of a black country: the impact of the civil rights and black power movements (1967) -- 11. Assassination nation: the Gun Control Act of 1968 and radical activism (1968) -- 12. The problem of enforcement: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (1972) -- 13. A rifle revolution: the shift of the NRA's stance and gun rights (1975-1977) -- 14. Rolling back with Reagan: Reagan-era conservatism and the ascendancy of the NRA (1980-1986) -- 15. The right to hide: the legality of hidden weapons (1988) -- 16. Child welfare: the phenomenon of school shootings and the impact of guns on children (1990) -- 17. The far right to bear arms: the right-wing militia movement and the gun-rights debate (1992) -- 18. Gun control takes a step forward: the Jim Brady Handgun Bill (1993) -- 19. Assault rifles and civilan use: the Assault Rifle Ban in 1994, 2013, and 2020 (1994) -- 20. Studies under the sun: the prohibition on federal studies of gun violence (1995-1998) -- 21. Innocence lost: the Columbine High School Massacre (1999) -- 22. The civil rights debate: civil litigation against gun sellers and manufacturers (2003-2005) -- 23. Regional rights: city and state jurisdiction over gun law (2008-2010) -- 24. Hate crimes: gun rights and domestic terrorism (2013-2016) -- 25. Peripheral issues: the debate over gun modifications and controversial equipment (2017-2019) -- 26. In the hands of the youth: the emerging youth movement and the March for Our Lives (2018) -- 27. Politics, races, and hate: the 2019 mass shootings and the government response -- 28. Tons of guns: civilian gun ownership and gun violence (2020) -- 29. Conclusion: A moment of reflection.
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    Summary: 
    From the Revolutionary War to the national crisis brought about by mass shootings in the 21st century, Guns in America provides a historical look at the controversial debate over gun rights and gun control. Chapters provide a detailed look at major events in the debate, including: the shift from state militias to federal military; the rise of organized crime; high profile shootings; the War on Drugs; and the development of new commercial weapons. Readers will learn how these events shaped and shifted public opinion on this highly divisive issue. Primary document analysis draws from the courts, the government, and the popular press, all showing how opinion on this issue has changed and how the effort to balance personal liberty and national security has complicated the legality of gun ownership and the ongoing effort to curb gun violence.
    This new edition starts with a detailed Introduction that discusses the complexity of the modern gun debate, starting at the founding of the country. A comprehensive Timeline of significant events comes next, beginning with the discovery of gun powder in China in the 9th century and ending with the gun-control positions of leading presidential candidates in 2020.
    Following the Timeline are 28 chapters that give a detailed picture of one of the most divisive issues in the court of current public opinion. Calls for stricter laws follow every mass and school shooting, only to be opposed by those who view gun ownership as a right or by those with a financial stake in the gun industry. While gun ownership at the start of the nation was required of all males in order to form defensive militias, guns were also heavily regulated by state and local governments.
    The modern gun debate is deeply polarized. Gun-control supporters point to profits - by gun manufacturers and the National Rifle Association - as the primary reason for opposition to gun-control legislation. Gun-rights advocates cite misunderstanding and hostility toward guns on the part of gun-control adherents. As Never Again MSD - the political action committee founded by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting - breaks down the profit earned by the NRA for each victim, gun-rights supporters contend that proposed legislation will not stop mass shootings and may ultimately result in taking all guns out of the hands of private citizens.
    The text of the chapter relates the source documents to their historical context, and details contemporary public opinion. Most source documents are reprinted in their entirety and are clearly distinguished by a shaded title bar. Photos and other images enhance the text, and sidebars provide an often lighter perspective on the time period being discussed. Pull quotes and other visual elements increase accessibility. Each chapter ends with a brief Conclusion, thoughtful Discussion Questions, and a list of Works Used. (Publisher)
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