Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights

By Glenn H. Utter | Go to book overview

N

National Association of Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers (NAFLFD)

Established in 1973, the National Association of Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers (NAFLFD) represents those individuals who have obtained a license from the federal government to sell firearms. The organization provides its approximately 12,000 members with information about legislative action important to firearms dealers and disseminates material supporting the gun rights position. The NAFLFD distributes to members production and sales information regarding the firearms industry, descriptions of new products, and advice about conducting a retail business. In addition, the organization gathers data on the import, export, and domestic production of firearms. The Association publishes the American Firearms Industry, a monthly magazine that reports on firearms and outdoor sports, cutlery, and archery. The magazine reports on the current political scene with regard to firearms policy.

Although officially opposed to further gun control legislation, the organization assists its members in complying with existing rules and regulations in federal firearms law that are administered largely by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF). The organization sells its members a Firearms Record Book to assist them in keeping accurate records of serial numbers, and the makes and models of firearms in case any are stolen, thus protecting the dealer from possible liability.

The Association supports claims that firearms possession by law-abiding citizens results in less, not more, crime. The NAFLFD asserts that gun ownership can give women an advantage against an attacker who likely is much stronger than his victim. The organization has cited approvingly the work of University of Chicago Law School Professor John R. Lott, Jr., whose research indicates that concealed carry laws deter crime. Lott has concluded that rarely do gun owners with concealed handgun permits commit violent crimes. Further, the claim is made that the number of accidental deaths attributed to firearms is minimal and that lenient state concealed carry laws add little to accidental firearms deaths, while deterring many more acts of violence.

The NAFLFD contests many of the claims of pro-gun control groups. The organization notes that since 1970 fatal gun accidents among children have declined 65 percent even though the number of firearms available to Americans has greatly increased. Citing gun researcher Gary Kleck, the organization disputes the estimate that 135,000 school children carry guns to school every day. The Association claims that the actual figure is closer to 16,000-17,000. The group also challenges the claim that the leading cause of death among all older teenagers

-204-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Guide to Selected Topics xix
  • A 1
  • B 24
  • C 48
  • D 75
  • E 86
  • F 90
  • G 106
  • H 126
  • I 140
  • J 148
  • K 155
  • L 166
  • M 182
  • N 204
  • O 228
  • P 231
  • Q 247
  • R 249
  • S 258
  • T 297
  • U 304
  • V 320
  • W 326
  • Y 336
  • Z 339
  • Appendix 1 - State Constitutional Gun Rights Provisions 341
  • Appendix 2 - Statutory and Constitutional Provisions Relating to the Purchase, Ownership, and Use of Firearms 345
  • Appendix 3 - List of Organizations 349
  • Chronology 355
  • Bibliography 361
  • Index 365
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 378

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.