Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386714

Category: History

Page: 1096

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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

Guns in American Society

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072681

Category: History

Page: 756

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Alphabetally arranged entries look at the controversies surrounding guns, gun control, and gun violence in the United States.


The Rise of America's Gun

Author: Paul M. Barrett

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307719944

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3450

Based on fifteen years of research, Glock is the riveting story of the weapon that has become known as American’s gun. Today the Glock pistol has been embraced by two-thirds of all U.S. police departments, glamorized in countless Hollywood movies, and featured as a ubiquitous presence on prime-time TV. It has been rhapsodized by hip-hop artists, and coveted by cops and crooks alike. Created in 1982 by Gaston Glock, an obscure Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer, and swiftly adopted by the Austrian army, the Glock pistol, with its lightweight plastic frame and large-capacity spring-action magazine, arrived in America at a fortuitous time. Law enforcement agencies had concluded that their agents and officers, armed with standard six-round revolvers, were getting "outgunned" by drug dealers with semi-automatic pistols. They needed a new gun. When Karl Water, a firearm salesman based in the U.S. first saw a Glock in 1984, his reaction was, “Jeez, that’s ugly.” But the advantages of the pistol soon became apparent. The standard semi-automatic Glock could fire as many as 17 bullets from its magazine without reloading (one equipped with an extended thirty-three cartridge magazine was used in Tucson to shoot Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others). It was built with only 36 parts that were interchangeable with those of other models. You could drop it underwater, toss it from a helicopter, or leave it out in the snow, and it would still fire. It was reliable, accurate, lightweight, and cheaper to produce than Smith and Wesson’s revolver. Made in part of hardened plastic, it was even rumored (incorrectly) to be invisible to airport security screening. Filled with corporate intrigue, political maneuvering, Hollywood glitz, bloody shoot-outs—and an attempt on Gaston Glock’s life by a former lieutenant—Glock is at once the inside account of how Glock the company went about marketing its pistol to police agencies and later the public, as well as a compelling chronicle of the evolution of gun culture in America.

Toxic Attention

Keeping Safe from Stalkers, Abusers, and Intruders

Author: Sherry Meinberg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595288790

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 9100

Not all power tools are listed in a Craftsman catalog. Call it a how-to, a self-help, a helping hand, or a jump-start cable, whatever you call it, read Toxic Attention! If you desire to improve your personal protection-but haven't a clue as to how to go about Keeping Safe from Stalkers, Abusers, and Intruders, this sensible, can-do approach can be as useful as a Swiss Army knife, and as needed as a First Aid kit. Toxic Attention can be the most valuable tool in helping you to become responsible for your own safety.

Small-Bore Rifles

A Guide for Rimfire Users

Author: C. Rodney James

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510718419

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 2019

C. Rodney James provides a starting point for the beginner as well as a current summary of the state of small-bore rifles, ammunition, and shooting for intermediate shooters. Small-Bore Rimfire Rifles also points the way for those who want to venture into the more rarefied regions of upper-level competitive, benchrest, and long-range varmint shooting, plus that eternal search for the perfect rifle. James packs his book with tested tips, tactics, and techniques for small-bore rimfires, such as: Small-bore rimfire ammunition Choosing a rifle Semiauto and bolt-action rifles Accurate shooting Cleaning, maintenance, and care Range, lethality, and performance Hunting and varmint shooting Modern competitive shooting And much more! Small-bore rifle shooting has and will continue to provide millions with endless hours of enjoyment on the range and in the field. Pick up Small-Bore Rimfire Rifles today.

The Seven Steps to Personal Safety

How to Avoid, Deal With, Or Survive the Aftermath of a Violent Confrontation

Author: Richard B. Isaacs,Tim Powers

Publisher: N.A


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 170

View: 3530

Gun Control

A Reference Handbook

Author: Earl Roger Kruschke

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated


Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 2069

Centered on the issues concerning gun control in the United States today, this handbook contains a wealth of material on arguments for and against the regulation of firearms.

Restoring the Heart of America

A Return to Government by the People

Author: Clyde J. Cleveland,Edward F. Noyes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781886656093

Category: Libertarianism

Page: 381

View: 6489

The Rights of Gun Owners

A Second Amendment Foundation Handbook

Author: Jerry Ahern,Alan M. Gottlieb,Sharon Ahern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780936783079

Category: Law

Page: 235

View: 4474

The Concealed Handgun Manual

How to Choose, Carry, and Shoot a Gun in Self Defense

Author: Chris Bird

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965678421

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 506

Timely because more states continue to pass concealed-carry legislation, this comprehensive handbook contains information on current state regulations, beginning and advanced shooting instruction, and updated safety advice. This guide covers everything needed to understand these subjects and offers tips on the importance of self-protection, selecting and buying a handgun, and methods of concealing weapons. In light of the current problem of violence in schools, this edition also offers detailed instruction on how to avoid all violent encounters. Information on the mental ramifications of self-defense is included as are actual stories of incidents of concealed-carry self-defense.

Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights

Author: Glenn H. Utter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561723

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 6854

Provides over 300 entries on U.S. firearm issues, legislation, court cases, and debaters, as well as statistics on gun production, imports, and growth in federal gun laws.

Fear Or Freedom

A Woman's Options in Social Survival and Physical Defense

Author: Susan E. Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 212

View: 4852

Women and Guns

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Firearms

Page: N.A

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Breaking the Silence on the Crime of Stalking in America

Author: Melita Schaum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671887100

Category: Stalking

Page: 320

View: 9567

Offering statistical data, case studies, interviews with experts, and social analysis, the real story behind a growing crime epidemic suggests actual solutions for victims, explains the legal process, and considers various self-defense options. Original.

Guide to Reprints

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Editions

Page: N.A

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Gun Rights Fact Book

Author: Alan M. Gottlieb

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 160

View: 7786

Every gun owner should read this book and keep it as a handy reference.

Safe and alive

how to protect yourself, your family, and your property against violence

Author: Terry Dobson,Judith Shepherd-Chow

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874771893

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 2121