Gun Politics in America: Historical and Modern Documents in Context [2 volumes]

Historical and Modern Documents in Context
 
 
ABC-CLIO (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 6. Juni 2016
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  • 791 Seiten
 
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978-1-4408-3729-6 (ISBN)
 
Offering the most complete collection of primary documents on the subject of guns and gun politics, this two-volume set will give readers a comprehensive, unbiased understanding of the complex and often-surprising evolution of gun ownership, gun culture, and gun politics in the United States. This fascinating history is examined through approximately 150 primary source documents from the Colonial era to the present day. Each section opens with an informative headnote that provides important context for understanding the social and political milieu in which the document was created. The chronologically arranged set begins with Colonial laws regulating firearms, then proceeds through debates regarding the Second Amendment and laws that prohibited slaves from possessing guns. The use and regulation of firearms in the "Wild West" is explored, as is the era of Prohibition and organized crime in the 1930s. Later chapters cover the impact of 1960s-era racial and political violence and assassinations on gun laws and attitudes; the struggles over gun control and gun rights in the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations; the increased clout of the NRA during the Bush administration; and the impact of events ranging from the Sandy Hook Massacre to the Supreme Court's District of Columbia v. Heller decision. Documents include laws, speeches, court decisions, Congressional debates, and more, giving college students and other interested readers the opportunity to evaluate each document--and each period--for themselves.
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  • A4733C_9781440837289_Vol-1
  • Cover page
  • Halftitle page
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Chapter 1 Guns in a Frontier Nation
  • CONTROLLING SLAVES AND FREE BLACKS IN THE COLONIES: ACTS FROM VIRGINIA (1680) AND SOUTH CAROLINA (1712)
  • CONNECTICUT FIREARM IMPRESSMENT LAW (1756)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTONâ??S EARLY REVOLUTIONARY WAR THOUGHTS ON THE VALUE OF THE MILITIA (1776)
  • A FIREARMS PROVISION IN PENNSYLVANIAâ??S STATE CONSTITUTION (1776)
  • PENNSYLVANIA ESTABLISHES LOYALTY OATH AS A PREREQUISITE FOR GUN OWNERSHIP (1777)
  • JAMES MADISON PROPOSES TO FINE FIREARMS OWNERS FOR FLOUTING GUN REGULATIONS (1779)
  • THE MILITIA CLAUSES IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION (1787)
  • DIVERGENT VIEWS OF THE CITIZEN MILITIA: WEBSTER (1787) AND MADISON (1788)
  • THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION (1791)
  • THE MILITIA ACTS AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT TO SET MILITIA STANDARDS (1792)
  • CONGRESS ADDRESSES CONTROL OF MILITIAS WITH THE CALLING FORTH ACT (1792)
  • EQUALITY, CIVILIZED SOCIETY, AND THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS: JOEL BARLOW (1792)
  • LOUISIANAâ??S BLACK CODE BANS GUN OWNERSHIP BY SLAVES (1806)
  • STATE COURT DECISIONS DEFINE THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS (1822â??1859)
  • BARRON V. BALTIMORE HOLDS THAT THE BILL OF RIGHTS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE STATES (1833)
  • TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES, SPORTING ARMS, AND THE EMERGING CIVILIAN FIREARMS MARKET: COLT ADVERTISEMENT (1860)
  • Chapter 2 Firearms Regulations in the Postâ??Civil War South and the Western Frontier
  • PROVIDING AID TO FORMER SLAVES: FREEDMENâ??S BUREAU ACT (1866)
  • KANSAS ENACTS A BAN ON CARRYING DEADLY WEAPONS (1867)
  • THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED (1868)
  • THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION FINDS A SHOOTING HOME (1872)
  • THE POSTâ??CIVIL WAR SOUTH, RACE, AND THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT: U.S. V. CRUIKSHANK (1876)
  • AN ILLINOIS COURT AFFIRMS THE MILITIA INTERPRETATION OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT (1879)
  • TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA, PROHIBITS CARRYING A FIREARM IN TOWN (1881)
  • MAY CITIZENS FORM THEIR OWN MILITARY GROUPS? PRESSER V. ILLINOIS (1886)
  • TEXAS GOVERNOR JIM HOGG LAMBASTS THOSE WHO CARRY CONCEALED FIREARMS (1893)
  • Chapter 3 Prohibition-Era Violence Brings Federal Gun Control
  • THE ORIGIN OF THE COLLECTIVE RIGHTTHEORY: SALINA V. BLAKSLEY (1905)
  • PENNSYLVANIA PREVENTS NONCITIZENS FROM OWNING LONG GUNS: COMMONWEALTH V. PATSONE (1911)
  • THE BIRTH OF MODERN GUN CONTROL: THE SULLIVAN ACT (1911)
  • POLICE COMMISSIONER OF NEW YORK CITY CALLS FOR BETTER FIREARMS TRAINING FOR OFFICERS (1919)
  • THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS BANNING HANDGUNS (1922)
  • NRA SHOOTING CLUBS AND POLICE TRAINING (1923)
  • NATIONAL STANDARDS DEVELOPED FOR MACHINE GUNS AND OTHER FIREARMS: THE UNIFORM MACHINE GUN ACT (1932)
  • GANGSTER VIOLENCE GAINS NATIONAL ATTENTION: THE KANSAS CITY MASSACRE (1933)
  • WOMENâ??S GROUP TAKES ON THE NRA OVER HANDGUN REGULATION (1934)
  • NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT OF 1934
  • THE NRA PRESIDENT TESTIFIES IN FAVOR OF STATE GUN REGULATIONS (1934)
  • FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT DISCUSSES THE NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (1934)
  • FEDERAL FIREARMS ACT (1938)
  • THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ARGUES FOR COLLECTIVE RIGHT INTERPRETATION OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT (1939)
  • THE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS GUN CONTROL: UNITED STATES V. MILLER (1939)
  • A FEDERAL COURT RESPONDS TO THE SUPREME COURT RULING IN U.S. V. MILLER (1942)
  • Chapter 4 The Tumult of the 1960s Brings a New Politics of Confrontation
  • TWO PROMINENT DEMOCRATS DESCRIBE GUN OWNERSHIP AS A SAFEGUARD AGAINST TYRANNY (1960)
  • PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON ADDRESSES THE CRIME PROBLEM (1965)
  • SENATOR THOMAS DODD INTRODUCES NEW GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION (1965)
  • PRESIDENT JOHNSON PUSHES AGAIN FOR GUN CONTROL (1968)
  • PRESIDENT JOHNSON SIGNS THE OMNIBUS CRIME CONTROL AND SAFE STREETS ACT (1968)
  • PRESIDENT JOHNSON URGES PASSAGE OF THE GUN CONTROL ACT (1968)
  • A STUDY COMMISSIONED BY GUN MANUFACTURERS CALLS FOR NEW FIREARMS REGULATION (1968)
  • THE GUN CONTROL ACT OF 1968
  • THE KERNER COMMISSION RECOMMENDS NEW GUN CONTROL MEASURES (1968)
  • A SCATHING DISSENT ON GUN CONTROL FROM A LIBERAL JUSTICE (1972)
  • PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON DISCUSSES GUN CONTROL (1973)
  • SENATOR TED KENNEDY INTRODUCES A BILL CALLING FOR MAJOR NEW HANDGUN REGULATIONS (1975)
  • SENATOR ROMAN HRUSKA OFFERS AN ALTERNATIVE HANDGUN POLICY (1975)
  • FORD ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS DISCUSS HANDGUNS AND GUN CONTROL (1975)
  • A POLLSTER DECRIES THE LACK OF POLITICAL LEADERSHIP ON GUN CONTROL (1975)
  • WASHINGTON, D.C., ENACTS A STRICT GUN LAW (1976)
  • PRESIDENT GERALD FORD AND JIMMY CARTER DEBATE GUN CONTROL (1976)
  • THE U.S. SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS GUN REGULATIONS AS A REASONABLE EXERCISE OF POLICE POWER (1980)
  • Chapter 5 Intensifying Divisions over Gun Control during the Reagan Years
  • THE TOWN OF MORTON GROVE, ILLINOIS, BANS HANDGUNS (1981)
  • THE TOWN OF KENNESAW, GEORGIA, MANDATES FIREARMS OWNERSHIP (1982)
  • RONALD REAGAN ADDRESSES THE NRA ANNUAL MEETING (1983)
  • REAGAN SIGNS THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS PROTECTION ACT (1985)
  • A SURVEY OF CRIMINALS SHEDS SOME LIGHT ON GUN PROCUREMENT AND USE (1986)
  • CONGRESS DEBATES THE FIREARMS OWNERS PROTECTION ACT (1986)
  • SARAH BRADY AND THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SPEAK OUT IN FAVOR OF WAITING PERIODS AND BACKGROUND CHECKS (1988)
  • GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATES ARGUE AGAINST A WAITING PERIOD FOR HANDGUN PURCHASES (1988)
  • DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS EXCHANGE WORDS WITH GUN RIGHTS LEADERS OVER BACKGROUND CHECKS AND WAITING PERIODS (1988)
  • THE STANDARD MODEL AND INTERPRETING THE SECOND AMENDMENT (1989)
  • PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH COMMENTS ON GUN CONTROL EARLY IN HIS TERM (1989)
  • DIFFERING PERSPECTIVES ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND HANDGUNS FOR SELF-DEFENSE(1989)
  • A SCHOOL OFFICIAL EXTOLS THE SOCIAL VALUE OF SHOOTING SPORTS (1989)
  • A POLICE OFFICER DISCUSSES IRRESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERSHIP AND THE TOLL OF GUNS IN SCHOOLS (1989)
  • DEBATING FIREARMS EDUCATION, LICENSING, AND NRA METHODS ON CAPITOL HILL (1989)
  • Index
  • A4733C_9781440837289_Vol-2
  • Cover page
  • Halftitle page
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Chapter 6 The Partisan Divide over Guns Widens in the 1990s
  • GUN-FREESCHOOLS ACT (1990) AND UNITED STATES V. LOPEZ (1995)
  • THE OHIO SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS CLEVELANDâ??S ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN (1993)
  • A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN BLAMES THE NRA FOR PROBLEMS WITH LICENSED GUN DEALERS (1993)
  • A CONVICTED GUN RUNNER EXPLAINS HOW HE CONDUCTED HIS BUSINESS (1993)
  • THE NRA VOICES OPPOSITION TO NEW RESTRICTIONS ON FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSES (1993)
  • ATF VOICES CONCERNS ABOUT THE PROLIFERATION OF FIREARMS DEALERS (1993)
  • GUN DEALERS VOICE SUPPORT FOR TIGHTENING FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSE REQUIREMENTS (1993)
  • GUN CONTROL AND GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATES CLASH ON THE BRADY BILL (1993)
  • CONGRESS DISCUSSES THE BRADY BILL (1993)
  • PRESIDENT CLINTON SIGNS THE BRADY BILL (1993)
  • THE SENATE DEBATES THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN AND THE LARGER VIOLENT CRIME CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT (1994)
  • PRESIDENT CLINTON SIGNS THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN (1994)
  • A REPUBLICAN SENATOR CONDEMNS THE NRAâ??S â??JACK-BOOTEDTHUGâ?? FUND-RAISINGLETTER (1995)
  • A HEATED EXCHANGE IN THE SENATE OVER THE LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT (1996)
  • PARTY PLATFORMS DIVERGE ON FIREARMS (1996)
  • U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING IN PRINTZ V. UNITED STATES OVERTURNS PART OF THE BRADY BILL (1997)
  • THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTINGS SPUR NEW SCRUTINY OF GUN LAWS (1999)
  • THE NRA DEFENDS ITS MEMBERS AND EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR CLOSING THE SO-CALLEDGUN SHOW LOOPHOLE (1999)
  • A PROGUN SCHOLAR ARGUES THAT GUN CONTROL COSTS LIVES (1999)
  • FUTURE ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER DEBATES GUN CONTROL WITH A REPUBLICAN HOUSE MEMBER (1999)
  • TWO HOUSE MEMBERS TANGLE OVER GUN CONTROL (1999)
  • PRESIDENT CLINTON DISCUSSES A BILL TO CLOSE THE SO-CALLEDGUN SHOW LOOPHOLE (1999)
  • CONGRESS DEBATES BACKGROUND CHECKS AT GUN SHOWS (1999)
  • THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES AN AGREEMENT WITH SMITH & WESSON (2000)
  • Chapter 7 Legal Victories for Gun Rights in an Era of Mass Killings and Declining Crime
  • THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHANGES POSITIONS ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT (2001)
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT REACTS TO THE DECISION IN UNITED STATES V. EMERSON (2001)
  • GEORGE W. BUSH, JOHN BOLTON, AND THE UNITED NATIONS ARMS TREATY (2001)
  • BUSH PRESS SECRETARY SCOTT MCCLELLAN DISCUSSES LAWSUITS AGAINST THE GUN INDUSTRY (2004)
  • A DEMOCRATIC SENATOR BLAMES GEORGE W. BUSH FOR EXPIRATION OF THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN (2004)
  • MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY SIGNS A STATEWIDE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN (2004)
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT (2004)
  • A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE FINDS THE IMPACT OF GUN LAWS INCONCLUSIVE (2004)
  • THE PROTECTION OF LAWFUL COMMERCE IN ARMS ACT (2005)
  • POLITICAL SYMBOLISM AND ACTIVISM AT AMERICAN GUN SHOWS (2006)
  • A SUCCESSFUL LEGAL CHALLENGE TO THE WASHINGTON, D.C., GUN BAN (2007)
  • A FORMER NRA STAFFER DESCRIBES THE GROUP AS MORE CONCERNED WITH MONEY THAN GUN RIGHTS (2007)
  • MONTANA LAWMAKERS THREATEN SECESSION OVER GUN RIGHTS (2008)
  • THE U.S. SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN THE D.C. GUN BAN (2008)
  • FOUR JUSTICES DISSENT IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA V. HELLER (2008)
  • PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH PRAISES THE HELLER DECISION (2008)
  • Chapter 8 President Obamaâ??s First Term and Gun Control
  • DIVERGENT REACTIONS TO GUNS IN NATIONAL PARKS (2009â??2010)
  • MCDONALD V. CHICAGO EXTENDS INDIVIDUAL GUN RIGHTS TO THE STATES (2010)
  • HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER DISCUSSES THE IMPORTANCE OF U.S. SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENTS TO GUN RIGHTS (2010)
  • THE U.S. SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN A BAN ON SELLING VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES TO MINORS (2011)
  • HOMICIDE TRENDS IN THE UNITED STATES (2011)
  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND MITT ROMNEY DEBATE GUN VIOLENCE AND GUN LAWS (2012)
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA SPEAKS AT THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SANDY HOOK VICTIMS (2012)
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES EFFORTS TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE (2013)
  • GABBY GIFFORDS AND MARK KELLY CALL FOR NEW GUN LAWS AFTER THE SANDY HOOK MASSACRE (2013)
  • A GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATE WARNS OF THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF GUN LAWS (2013)
  • A PLEA FOR NEW GUN CONTROL MEASURES FROM THE CHILD OF A MURDERED PARENT (2013)
  • WAYNE LAPIERRE APPEARS BEFORE CONGRESS AFTER THE SANDY HOOK SCHOOL SHOOTINGS (2013)
  • DEBATING THE NEED FOR STRICTER GUN LAWS AT A SENATE HEARING (2013)
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA REACTS TO THE FILIBUSTER OF THE MANCHIN-TOOMEYAMENDMENT (2013)
  • GEORGIA GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL SIGNS A BILL EXTENDING CONCEALED CARRY (2014)
  • VICTIMâ??S FATHER BLAMES THE NRA AND ELECTED OFFICIALS FOR SANTA BARBARA KILLINGS (2014)
  • VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: GUN CONTROL CAN HAVE AN IMPACT (2014)
  • A GUN CONTROL ADVOCATE CALLS FOR NEW LAWS TO KEEP FIREARMS AWAY FROM STALKERS (2014)
  • UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF GUN CONTROL FOR WOMEN VULNERABLE TO VIOLENCE FROM DOMESTIC PARTNERS (2014)
  • THE U.S. SUPREME COURT PLACES NEW LIMITS ON STRAW PURCHASERS (2014)
  • Index

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