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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)
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