"Firearms use and ownership in Texas are both constitutionally protected and heavily regulated. But understanding firearms law can be a minefield for the unwary. The stakes and consequences are high. Essentials of Texas Firearms Law provides a comprehensive approach to Texas and applicable federal firearms law and will assist you in advising your clients in making responsible decisions regarding firearms. These articles by top practicing attorneys and experts in Texas and federal firearms law cover a variety of topics including updates to the ATF's licensing practices; recent Supreme Court cases concerning the Second Amendment; civil liability and insurance; self-defense; places where guns are prohibited; persons who are prohibited from possessing guns; and a comprehensive discussion of trusts designed to hold firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act." - publisher's description
The Texas gun owner's guide : Who can bear arms? Where are guns forbidden? When can you shoot?
By Korwin, Alan.
The newest edition of this guide to Texas gun laws provides the statutory language along with a plain English explanation of each statute. Free updates are provided on the publisher’s website. Also included is information on federal gun law as it relates to Texas gun owners. The newest edition of this title does not circulate and is for library use only. Please request it at the reference desk. Older editions are available for check out.
Dept. of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
This publication from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives provides information on the federal laws and regulations governing the manufacture, importation, and distribution of firearms and ammunition. Additional sections cover rulings, procedures, and industry circulars; key information such as ATF Points of Contact; NICS Forms, Flyers, and Brochures; and a questions and answers section. This title, part of the library's government document collection, is available by request at the reference desk.
Gunfight : The battle over the right to bear arms in America
By Winkler, Adam.
W.W. Norton & Co.
1st ed. c2011.
This title takes a historical look at the Second Amendment, commonly referred to as the right to bear arms. The author examines how this right to bear arms has been balanced by gun control efforts since the founding of the nation in the 1700s. He does not attempt to support any single viewpoint but instead offers perspective on how the nation’s attitude on guns and gun control has evolved since the days of the “Wild West” and frontier life. Also included are some historical accounts of how the National Rifle Association came to be and how its efforts have varied over the years.
By Waldman, Michael.
Simon & Schuster.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. 2014.
Written by the president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, this is an engaging title for anyone interested in the history of the “right to bear arms.” The author begins the narrative in 1775 and continues through the adoption of the Second Amendment in 1791. He then traces throughout American history how the public, the courts, and organizations like the NRA have interpreted the amendment. In the final part of the book, he discusses how the 2008 landmark Supreme Court case D.C. v. Heller changed the legal landscape and follows through to present day, including a discussion of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
The Second Amendment in law and history : Historians and constitutional scholars on the right to bear arms
This monograph grew out of a symposium entitled "The Second Amendment: Fresh Looks" at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Here many constitutional scholars examine the original intent of the second amendment and how it should be interpreted presently. This volume collects eight essays from papers presented at the symposium.
Traveler's guide to the firearm laws of the fifty states
Latest received: 2020 edition.
By Kappas, J. Scott.
Traveler's Guide Inc.
This title provides essential information for anyone looking to carry a firearm across state lines. A brief, one page summary of relevant gun laws is provided for each of the 50 states as well as Canada and Mexico. Many common traveling issues for gun owners are discussed such as firearms and national parks, motorcycle issues, universally restricted areas, the Castle doctrine, and traveling by air, cruise ship, train, and Greyhound bus. A national reciprocity list is also provided to identify each states recognize permits from other states. New to this edition is information on vehicle gun possession at colleges and right of self-defense or "stand your ground" laws.