The Politics of Gun Control

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Index
Academics for the Second Amendment (ASA), 166n. 70
Accidents: factors attributable to, 54-55; gun-related, 48
Adams, John, 20-21
Adams, Samuel, 20
Adams v. Williams, 33
Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, 28
America as a Gun Culture ( Hofstadter), 6-7
American Hunter, 17, 56, 79
American Rifleman, 17, 56, 70, 79, 81, 196-97n. 49
Anarchy: within international framework, 142; as "ordering principle," 200n. 15
Anderson, Jack, 85
Anti-Federalists, 40; and control of militia, 25
"Arming," 28
Armor-piercing bullets, 82, 84; ban on, 151; NRA opposition to regulation of, 85
Arms control: and gun regulation, 152; nonproliferation and, 150-52
Arms escalation, 147-49
Arms race, 143-44, 146-47; and war, 201n. 22
Arnett, G. Ray, 194n. 24
Articles of Confederation, 22
Assault weapons: ban on, 13, 94, 99, 114-20; criminal use of, 201n. 29; as offensive threat, 146; regulation of, 151
ATE See Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
Baker, James, 82
Bellesiles, Michael, 8
Bennett, William, 85
Bentsen, Lloyd, 116, 131
Berry, Jeffrey, 80
Billington, Ray Allen, 11
Bill of Rights, British, 19-20
Bill of Rights, U.S., 24-27; and Second Amendment, 18-19
Bill of Rights, Virginia, 21
Black Caucus, 117
Blackmun, Harry, 164n. 57
Bogus, Carl, 39
Bork, Robert, 85
Boschwitz, Rudy, 91
Brady, James, 14, 90, 121
Brady, Sarah, 80, 84, 89, 90, 113, 121
Brady bill, 14, 90, 94, 99
Brady law, 120-25; political assessment of, 125-26; provisions of, 124
Branch Davidian compound, 145, 198n. 67
Brant, Irving, 34
Brooks, Jack, 116-17, 123
Bruce-Briggs, B., 59
Buckley, William F., 126
Bureaucracy, 191n.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), 80, 86; dependence of, on executive branch, 129-33; NRA on, 127-28; performance of, 128-29;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface to the Second Edition ix
  • Preface to the First Edition x
  • Introduction xii
  • 1 - Policy Definition and Gun Control 1
  • 2 - The Second Amendment: Meaning, Intent, Interpretation, and Consequences 17
  • 3 - The Criminological Consequences of Guns 43
  • Conclusion 64
  • 4 - Political Fury: Gun Politics 67
  • Conclusion 100
  • 5 - Institutions, Policymaking, and Guns 102
  • Conclusion: Furious Politics, Marginal Policy 133
  • 6 - Gun Policy: a New Framework 136
  • Notes 154
  • Index 204
  • About the Author 210
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