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Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter offers suggestions on how to advance the gun debate in the U.S. It discusses how the gun control movement has latched onto the public health field to make its case for stronger gun ... More


Guns Don't Kill?

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Gun control has stirred intense emotions in the war on crime, even though many controls have only a marginal impact on firearms violence. Laws and their enforcement have been influenced most ... More


Citizen Soldiers

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the history of gun ownership and gun control in the U.S. It explains that in colonial America and during the early republican period, citizens were required by the colonial ... More


Choosing a Coherent Policy toward Juveniles and Guns

Franklin E. Zimring

in American Juvenile Justice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181166
eISBN:
9780199943302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181166.003.0056
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter provides a strategic context for thinking about adolescent gun use as a public policy problem. The first section considers the justification of age-specific prohibitions. The second ... More


External Constraints on Criminalization

Douglas Husak

in Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195328714
eISBN:
9780199869947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328714.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The internal constraints introduced in chapter two are supplemented by three external constraints derived from a political account of the conditions under which the state may infringe the important ... More


INDIVIDUAL OR COLLECTIVE RIGHT: THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT AND THE ORIGINS OF THE MODERN GUN DEBATE

Saul Cornell

in A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the impact of the Civil War on the Second Amendment. Topics covered include the right to bear arms in the Reconstruction South, the Fourteenth Amendment, the rise and fall of ... More


Other Gun Control Strategies

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on a range of other gun control proposals, including mandatory trigger locks, safe storage laws, one-gun-per-month limitation on individual gun purchases, ammunition controls, ... More


A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America

Saul Cornell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some assert that the Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to ... More


Impediments to More Gun Controls

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter identifies political, cultural, administrative, and law enforcement realities that pose enormous impediments to formulating, passing, implementing, and enforcing more gun controls. ... More


Can Gun Control Work?

James B. Jacobs

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In America today, there are between 250 and 300 million firearms in private hands, amounting to one weapon for every American. Two in five American homes house guns. On the one hand, most gun owners ... More


Guns Are the Great Equalizer: Mama Grizzlies and the Right to Bear Arms

Melissa Deckman

in Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479837137
eISBN:
9781479833870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837137.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the extent to which conservative women use gendered appeals to fight for gun rights, including portraying guns as an “equalizer” against men who may attack their families. ... More


Existing Gun Controls

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides a brief historical tour of federal firearms regulation and some background on state and local gun controls. It traces the history of federal and state gun control from the 1920s ... More


Creating Gun-Free Public Spaces

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter assays the desirability and possibility of intensifying street enforcement of gun laws and enhancing punishments for illegal gun possession and for gun crimes. It focuses on the crime ... More


Remedies

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

in Gun Violence: The Real Costs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153842
eISBN:
9780199849208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153842.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the solutions for gun violence. A variety of interventions hold promise for reducing misuse of guns, including traditional gun control measures, requiring gun manufacturers to ... More


Conclusion: The “Problem” Reconsidered

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reconsiders an issue at the beginning of the book: what is the problem for which gun control is the solution? Gun control only makes sense as a means toward reducing accidental and ... More


RIGHTS, REGULATIONS, REVOLUTION: THE ANTEBELLUM DEBATE OVER GUNS

Saul Cornell

in A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the change in the nature of American gun culture during the early decades of the next century. Americans began carrying weapons primarily for personal self-defense. The ... More


The Politics of the Brady Law

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyzes the politics that led to the passage of the Brady Law. It assays the politics of the Brady Law, illuminating the time, effort, and political circumstances required to pass even ... More


The Million Mom March: The Perils of Color-Blind Maternalism

Deborah Gray White

in Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031731
eISBN:
9781617031748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031731.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the Million Mom March in May 2000, when for the first time American mothers took aim at gun violence and gun control. The event marked the first coalition between suburban, ... More


Dissecting the Gun Problem

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Many hooks and articles have been written about whether gun controls are desirable, moral, and constitutional. This book seeks to fill a void in the scholarly literature by addressing a different ... More


Guns and Motherhood: A Millennial Maternalism

Deborah Gray White

in Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040900
eISBN:
9780252099403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040900.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shows how the Million Mom March helped parents, especially mothers, heal from the loss of a loved one to gun violence. It compares past maternalist movements to this one and shows the ... More


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