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Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

Hundreds of titles that analyze the controversial topic of gun regulation in America, including periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, congressional hearings, CRS reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. 







Research the History of Gun Control in the United States

Gun regulation in the United States is arguably among the most controversial and heavily-debated topics in American history. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The concept of gun control, firearms’ potential to cause mass casualties, and the interpretation of the 27 words comprising the Second Amendment have evolved considerably since the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791. Opponents of gun control believe that additional laws or regulations on firearm purchases would not stop criminals from acquiring weapons or deter crime, and that regulations would trespass only against law-abiding gun owners who are exerting their Second-Amendment right. Conversely, those who favor stricter firearm regulation argue that it’s possible to enact regulations without infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens to possess firearms.

About Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

In the wake of several of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history, HeinOnline was pleased to introduce Gun Regulation and Legislation in America free of charge to all U.S. Core subscribers, academics, and other institutional libraries in 2018.

Compiling hundreds of titles dealing with this difficult and important topic, this database includes periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, congressional hearings, CRS reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. Links to several hundred scholarly articles and a balanced selection of external resources to further research the subject are also provided.

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Database Features

Federal Legislative Histories

Research the legislative intent behind major public laws and follow gun-related bills from their introduction to their passage.

Gun-related legislative histories in HeinOnline
Gun-related supreme court briefs in HeinOnline

Supreme Court Briefs

View briefs filed in important Supreme Court cases on gun control, including United States v. Miller and District of Columbia v. Heller.

Government Reports

Read related reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Gun-related government reports in HeinOnline

Related Congressional Hearings

Sift through numerous congressional hearings which include opinions on proposed legislation and implementation of laws.

Periodicals and Scholarly Articles

Browse related journals, including Journal on Firearms and Public Policy, and leading articles on the topic of gun control.

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