ERIC Number: ED443747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights.
Utter, Glenn H.
This reference volume provides information on gun control and gun rights, including resources on the debate surrounding the Second Amendment and individuals and organizations focused on gun issues, along with statutes, court cases, events, and publications surrounding this current topic. Highlighted are the important organizations and their leaders and their positions and activities. Entries on individuals provide basic career information and a detailed description of the person's stand on gun control. Important cases are presented and both their impact on the law and the strategies of participants are discussed. Some of the features of the book include an introductory essay by the author outlining current problems as well as the historical background of gun control issues; more than 300 alphabetically arranged entries; a brief bibliography and cross-references to related items at the end of individual entries; charts, including a state-by-state listing of constitutional provisions relating to the right to bear arms; tables and photographs; and Web sites. Subjects covered include schools and guns, gun-free schools, and the Littleton, Colorado, school shooting. (RJC)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Current Events, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federalism, Government Role, Gun Control, Guns, Law Related Education, Social Studies, United States History
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution