Credible Sources for History of Gun Control

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http://www.ncsl.org/research/civil-and-criminal-justice/summary-president-obama-gun-proposals.aspx

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“On Jan. 5, 2016, President Obama unveiled his new strategy to curb gun violence in America. His proposals focus on new background check requirements that will enhance the effectiveness of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), and greater education and enforcement efforts of existing laws at the state level. As more information becomes available, this document will be updated. The 2015 plan:

  • Directs the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to require any business that engages in the sale of guns to obtain a federal license to do so and conduct background checks.  This requirement applies to gun stores, sellers of guns at gun shows, and sellers of guns over the Internet. The licensing requirement applies to all sellers “engaged in the business” of selling guns, regardless of how frequent or how many sales there are. Failure to obtain a license to sell will carry criminal penalties of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.  Failure to conduct a required background check will also carry penalties.
  • Requires the ATF Bureau to issue a rule requiring background checks…”

Description:

Summary of the executive orders issued by President Barack Obama in 2015 and 2013 around gun control issues, largely as a result of gun violence incidents.

Author(s):

  • None.

Title:

  • President Obama’s 2015 Executive Actions on Gun Control

Publisher:

  • National Conference of State Legislatures

Date:

  • January 5, 2016

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/united-states-machine-gun-ban/

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“Consider the situation: Gun crimes are on the rise, and the guns that criminals use are military-style weapons, capable of firing rounds with unprecedented speed and ferocity. Cities—where more people live than ever before—are becoming unsafe. The United States leads other industrialized countries in gun-related deaths. And scores of citizens, including the liberal president, are calling for action.

But this isn’t 2016. It’s 1934—a year in which the United States faced unprecedented challenges from a new kind of gun and a new kind of criminal, and the country responded with new laws.”

MLA Citation:

Bullard, Gabe. “Gun Control in America.” news.nationalgeographic.com. National Geographic, 14 Jun. 2016.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/united-states-machine-gun-ban/>.

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APA Citation:

Bullard, G. Gun control in America. National Geographic. Retrieved from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/united-states-machine-gun-ban/

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http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/GunLawsSudden%20DeathBJC.pdf

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“Worldwide, the development of legislation aimed at reducing levels of firearm-related death has become a significant issue within the spheres of public health, public safety and criminal justice. However, relatively little research to date has addressed the impacts of significant epochs of regulatory reform upon firearm-related deaths in countries like Australia, where strict firearms regulations were introduced in 1996. After the 1996 mass killing of 35 people at the Port Arthur historical site, Australia enacted gun controls that are considered among the most stringent in the developed world. Briefly, the National Firearms Agreement (NFA), which was ratified by Federal Parliament in 1996 and implemented across all States and Territories by the end of 1997, prohibited certain types of firearms, in particular semi-automatic rifles and semiautomatic and pump action shotguns. To facilitate the removal of these firearms, a government-funded ‘buy-back’ scheme was designed, whereby owners were compensated for handing in their firearms. Over 600,000 firearms were subsequently destroyed by police.”

MLA Citation:

Baker, Jeanine and Samara McPhedran. “Gun Laws and Sudden Death.” British Journal of Criminolgy (18 Oct. 2006): 1-15.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/GunLawsSudden%20DeathBJC.pdf>.

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APA Citation:

Baker, J. & McPhedran, S. (2006, Oct. 18). Gun laws and sudden death. British Journal of Criminology. doi:10.1093/bjc/azl084

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http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf

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“International evidence and comparisons have long been offered as proof of the mantra that more guns mean more deaths and that fewer guns, therefore, mean fewer deaths. Unfortunately, such discussions are all too often been afflicted by misconceptions and factual error and focus on comparisons that are unrepresentative. It may be useful to begin with a few examples. There is a compound assertion that (a) guns are uniquely available in the United States compared with other modern developed nations, which is why (b) the United States has by far the highest murder rate. Though these assertions have been endlessly repeated, statement (b) is, in fact, false and statement (a) is substantially so. “

MLA Citation:

Kates, Don B. and Gary Mauser. “Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide.” Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 30 (2007): 650-694.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf>.

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APA Citation:

Kates, D.B. & Mauser, G. (2007). Would banning firearms reduce murder and suicide? Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 30 (2): 649–694. Retrieved from http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf

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http://www.constitution.org/2ll/2ndschol/57mich.pdf

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“I. THE ORIGINAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT

The two opposing camps naturally rely on different interpretations of the origins of the second amendment. Proponents of the exclusively state’s right view31 see the amendment as responding to (pg.212) article I, section 8, clauses 15 and 16, of the original Constitution. Those clauses give Congress the power to call out the militia and “to provide for organizing, arming and disciplining” it. According to the state’s right interpretation, the amendment was motivated by fear that Congress might order the states’ organized militias disarmed, thereby leaving the states powerless against federal tyranny. Thus, this view sees the amendment as a response to concerns that time and the course of American history have rendered anachronistic. During the Revolution, and the subsequent period of the Articles of Confederation, the states loomed larger than the federal government and jealously guarded their prerogatives against it. While the Constitution itself heralded a decisive (though limited) repudiation of those attitudes, they remained strong enough to assure two precatory admonitions a place in the Bill of Rights. These became the second and tenth amendments. The purpose of the second amendment was simply to place the states’ organized military forces beyond the federal government’s power to disarm, guaranteeing that the states would always have sufficient force at their command to nullify federal impositions on their rights and to resist by arms if necessary. State’s right proponents also link the amendment to the traditional Whig fear of standing armies. Though the federal government could not be denied authority to maintain a small army, the basic military defense of the country would rest in the states’ reserved power to maintain their own organized military forces. These could be joined together to resist foreign invasion in time of need. Thus, the philosophy underlying the second amendment not only guaranteed the states’ right to keep armed forces, but obviated any need for a massive federal military which might defeat them if they found it necessary to revolt.”

MLA Citation:

Kates, Don B. “Handgun Prohibition and the Original Meaning of the Second Amendment.” constitution.org. Michigan Law Review, 1983.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.constitution.org/2ll/2ndschol/57mich.pdf>.

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APA Citation:

Kates, D.B. (1983). Handgun Prohibition and the Original Meaning of the Second Amendment. Michigan Law Review. Retrieved from http://www.constitution.org/2ll/2ndschol/57mich.pdf

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http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/gun-violence/

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“According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 467,321 persons were victims of a crime committed with a firearm in 2011.[1] In the same year, data collected by the FBI show that firearms were used in 68 percent of murders, 41 percent of robbery offenses and 21 percent of aggravated assaults nationwide.[2]”

MLA Citation:

“Gun Violence”. nij.gov. National Institute of Justice, n.d.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/gun-violence/>.

In-Text: (“Gun Violence”)

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APA Citation:

Gun Violence. (n.d.).  Retrieved from http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/gun-violence/

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/10/08/how-to-argue-about-gun-control/

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“We don’t have the highest crime rate among developed nations, according to that 2012 U.N. survey, but we do have the highest firearm-homicide rate, according to a Council on Foreign Relations analysis of that study and the Small Arms Survey.”

MLA Citation:

Phillips, Amber. “The gun control debate, explained in 5 questions.” washingtonpost.com. The Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2015. (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). < https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/10/08/how-to-argue-about-gun-control/>.

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Phillips, A. (3 Dec, 2015). The gun control debate, explained in 5 questions. Retrieved (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE) from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/10/08/how-to-argue-about-gun-control/

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http://business.time.com/2012/12/18/americas-gun-economy-by-the-numbers/

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47% Percentage of Americans who say they have a gun in their home or elsewhere on their property, according to Gallup, the highest reported number in two decades

$6 billion Estimated revenue generated by the gun and ammunition industry in the U.S., according to an analysis by business research firm Hoovers

310 million Estimated number of firearms in the U.S., according to the federal government, which includes 114 million handguns, 110 million rifles, and 86 million shotguns”

MLA Citation:

Sanburn, Josh. “America’s Gun Economy, By the Numbers”. Time Inc., 18 Dec. 2012. (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://business.time.com/2012/12/18/americas-gun-economy-by-the-numbers/>.

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Sanburn, J. (18 Dec, 2012). America’s Gun Economy, By the Numbers. Retrieved from http://business.time.com/2012/12/18/americas-gun-economy-by-the-numbers/

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http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/09/the-secret-history-of-guns/308608/

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“The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and, for most of its history, the NRA all worked to control guns. The Founding Fathers? They required gun ownership—and regulated it. And no group has more fiercely advocated the right to bear loaded weapons in public than the Black Panthers—the true pioneers of the modern pro-gun movement. In the battle over gun rights in America, both sides have distorted history and the law, and there’s no resolution in sight.”

MLA Citation:

Winkler, Adam. theatlantic.com. The Atlantic Monthly Group, 24 Jul. 2011. (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). < http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/09/the-secret-history-of-guns/308608/ >.

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APA Citation:

Winkler, A.  (24 Jul, 2011). The Secret History of Guns. Retrieved (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE), from http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/09/the-secret-history-of-guns/308608/

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