For Oct 16
(1) WEBSTER: Cook & Ludwig "The Limited impact of the Brady Act: Evaluation and Implications" pp 21-32

selective prohibition

off-the-books transactions

purchase denial rate

Brady: interim phase and permanent phase

treatment states

gun running

in state gun source, out of state gun source

Table 2.1 private sale loophole l

(2) Ludwig, J., & Cook, P. J. (2000). Homicide and Suicide rates associated with implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Preventions Act. Journal of the American Medical Association, 284, 585-591. (We will spend time as needed in class decoding tables and findings.)

You can skip this reading

(3) WEBSTER: Koper "America's experience with the federal Assault Weapons Ban 1994-2004: Key Findings and implications" pp. 157-172

assault weapons provision

large capacity magazines provision

AW ban exemptions

AW as percent of crime guns i.e., AW gun crime share

LCM use as distinct frm AW use

LCM gun crime share

grandfathering provisions


(4) GUN DEBATE: Chapter 6

1934 National Firearms Act

Gun Control Act of 1968

1986 Firearm Owners' Protection Act

1993 Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act

1994 Assault Weapons Ban

2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, Child Safety Lock Act

NICS Improvment Amendments Act of 2007

US v. Lopez (1995)

open carry

concealed carry

adult population concealed carry prevalence rate


private seller

denial rate

gun tracing

Tiahrt amendments

George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin

stand your ground laws

prohibited purchasers