skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 168374 Find in a Library
Title: Gun Shows in America: Tupperware Parties for Criminals
Author(s): K Rand
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 76
Sponsoring Agency: Aaron Diamond Foundation
New York, NY 10020
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, IL 60603
Joyce Foundation
Chicago, IL 60602
Violence Policy Ctr
Washington, DC 20036
Publication Number: ISBN 0-927291-08-8
Sale Source: Violence Policy Ctr
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Suite 1014
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study analyzes the impact of the McClure-Volkmer legislation and gauges the law's effect on public safety.
Abstract: The eight sections of the study discuss the following: (1) events leading to passage of the bill; (2) the debate over allowing Federal Firearms License holders to sell at gun shows and the two changes in McClure-Volkmer that led to the proliferation of gun shows; (3) the proliferation of gun shows that followed McClure-Volkmer's passage, the competition between licensed gun dealers and unlicensed hobbyists, opportunities presented to Class 3 machine-gun dealers by gun shows, and the limitations of law enforcement in effectively policing gun shows; (4) the most common ways in which illegal transactions are conducted at gun shows; (5) notable gun show participants and the role of gun shows in the militia movement; (6) how gun shows have become a ready market for stolen military parts; (7) three developments that may have an effect on gun shows, i.e., increased civil litigation, the decrease in the number of Federal Firearms License holders and the first-time sponsorship of shows by the National Rifle Association; and (8) Federal and State policy recommendations based on the study's findings. Notes, appendixes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Citizen gun ownership; Criminogenic commodities; Evaluative research; Firearms; Gun Control; Gun Control Act of 1968; Laws and Statutes; Legislative impact; National Rifle Association (NRA)
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=168374

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.