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Author DeConde, Alexander.

Title Gun violence in America : the struggle for control / Alexander DeConde
Published Boston : Northeastern University Press, [2001]


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Description 394 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Origins and Precedents -- 2. The Colonial Record -- 3. To the Second Amendment -- 4. Militias, Duels, and Gun Keeping -- 5. A Gun Culture Emerges -- 6. Reconstruction, Cheap Guns, and the Wild West -- 7. The National Rifle Association -- 8. Urban Control Movements -- 9. Gun-Roaring Twenties -- 10. Direct Federal Controls -- 11. Guns Flourish, Opposition Rises -- 12. Control Act of 1968 -- 13. Control Groups on the Rise -- 14. Gun Lobby Glory Years -- 15. A Wholly Owned NRA Subsidiary? -- 16. The Struggle Nationalized -- 17. The Brady Act -- 18. School Shootings and Gun Shows -- 19. Clinton v. the NRA -- 20. Summing Up
Summary "Few social issues have produced more exaggerated claims and contention among Americans than the struggle to control gun violence. Fueling the emotional fire in debates between firearms groups such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun-control advocates is the dispute over the importance of guns in American culture. Is the fondness for firearms truly part of a venerable American tradition, one to be observed with very few limits? In this fascinating inquiry, Alexander DeConde delves into the myths and politics regarding gun-keeping, as well as the controversies over gun use, crime, and policing from the early days of the republic to the present."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-377) and index
Subject Gun control -- United States.
Violent crimes -- United States.
Firearms ownership -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government.
LC no. 00054821
ISBN 1555534864 cloth alkaline paper