From the Revolutionary War to the national crisis brought about by mass shootings in the 21st century, this title provides a historical look at the controversial debate over gun rights and gun control.
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Table of Contents.
1: Historical Timeline.
2: Foundations of Control: The History of Gun Control in Pre-Constitutional America (1600–1791).
3: Lost Meaning: Interpretations of the Second Amendment (1791).
4: Courting the States: Case Law in the States and the Perception of Individual Rights (1619–1879).
5: Armed Rebellion: Slavery, the Civil War, and Gun Control (1865).
6: Shooting Straight: The Creation of the National Rifle Association and the Introduction of the Gun Lobby (1871).
7: Sobering Realities: The Rise of Urban Crime and the Emergence of Government Gun Control (1927).
8: Dealing with the Problem: Roosevelt and the New Deal on Crime (1934).
9: Who Should Own Guns?: The Debate over Federal Registration and Felon Rights (1938).
10: Precedent All Around: United States v. Miller and Second Amendment Interpretation (1939).
11: Fear of a Black Country: The Impact of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1967).
12: Assassination Nation: The Gun Control Act of 1968 and Radical Activism (1968).
13: The Problem of Enforcement: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (1972).
14: A Rifle Revolution: The Shift of the NRA’s Stance and Gun Rights (1975–1977).
15: Rolling Back with Reagan: Reagan-Era Conservatism and the Ascendancy of the NRA (1980–1986).
16: The Right to Hide: The Legality of Hidden Weapons (1988).
17: Child Welfare: The Phenomenon of School Shootings and the Impact of Guns on Children (1990).
18: The Far Right to Bear Arms: The Right-Wing Militia Movement and the Gun-Rights Debate (1992).
19: Gun Control Takes a Step Forward: The Jim Brady Handgun Bill (1993).
20: Assault Rifles and Civilian Use: The Assault Rifle Ban in 1994, 2013, and 2020 (1994).
21: Studies Under the Gun: The Prohibition on Federal Studies of Gun Violence (1995–1998).