Gun Control on Trial: Inside the Supreme Court Battle over the Second Amendment

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Index
Amar, Akhil Reed, 19
American Civil War, race-based gun regulations, 13
American Constitutional Law, 18–19
American Revolution, 5
America's First Freedom, 113–14
amnesty proposal, District of Columbia, 112
Aristotle, 7
Armed America: The Story of How and Why Guns Became as American as Apple Pie, 5, 19, 52, 74
Arming America: The Origins of National Gun Culture, 5–6
Ashcroft, John, 20, 64
assault weapons ban. See Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
automatic weapons, 50–51, 77, 111–12
background checks, 55, 113
Barron v. Baltimore, xviii
Beccaria, Cesare, 93
beheading of Charles I, King of England, 3
Bellesiles, Michael, 5–6
Beutler, Brian, 37
Bill of Rights Foundation, 26, 41, 67
Blackstone, William, 7, 11
Blanchard, Kenn, 28–29, 55
Bliss v. Commonwealth, 12
Bloomberg, Mayor Michael, 18
Blue Ridge Arsenal, 36
bombing of Oklahoma City federal building, 51, 76
Boomershoot, 80
Borinsky, Mark, 46
Bowling for Columbine, 75–76. See also Columbine shootings
Brady Bill. See Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, 47^9
Brady Center, 21, 48, 55, 100, 113
Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, 49, 52, 113
significance of, 50
Brown v. Board of Education, 59
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 51, 111
Canning, Chris, 115
Carter, Jimmy, 46
Cater, Gregg Lee, 47
Cato Institute, 25, 27, 30, 41
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, evaluation of firearms and ammunition bans, 87
Charles I, King of England, 3, 9
Charles II, King of England, 4, 9 restoration of British monarchy with, 3
Cheney, Vice President Richard, 84, 100
Chicago municipalities, handgun ownership ban, 115
Cicero, 7
“Cincinnati Revolt,” 46
citizen militia, advantages of, 9
Citizens Committee and Second Amendment Foundation, 46
Citizens' Committee for Right to Keep and Bear Arms, 45
civil rights, 47
Claremont Institute, 85
class warfare, concerns regarding, xv
classism in gun controls, 55
Clement, Paul, 100–101, 104–5
Clinton era, 48, 51
Justice Department during, 33
clip-loaded semi-automatic weapons, 112
Cockrum v. State, 12
Colfax Massacre, 14–15
collective rights model of Second Amendment, 10
colonial standing army, attitude toward, 9–10
Colt .45s, 28, 73
Columbine shootings, 72, 75–76

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction: Heller Makes History xiii
  • 1. the Roots of the Second Amendment 1
  • 2. the Genesis of Heller 23
  • 3. the Politics of Gun Control 43
  • 4. Gun Stories, Gun Culture, and Gun Prejudice 71
  • 5. Guns by Numbers and Heller's Day in Court 85
  • 6. the Heller Aftermath 109
  • Selected Bibliography 117
  • Table of Cases 119
  • Index 121
  • About the Author 127
  • Cato Institute 128
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