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Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

This database brings together essential documents on the difficult and controversial topic of regulating firearms in the United States.

About Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

Included in HeinOnline's Social Justice Suite*, free to HeinOnline Core subscribers and any interested organizations.

About Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

Gun regulation in the United States is arguably among the most controversial and heavily debated topics in American history. The Second Amendment to the United States 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.

This collection brings together more than 740 titles dealing with this difficult and important topic. Included are:

Over the last several years, the United States has seen some of the deadliest mass shootings in history. In light of these tragedies, HeinOnline has made this collection of materials free of charge to all U.S. Core subscribers, academics, and other institutional libraries in order to provide a platform for research and promote civil discourse on the myriad issues related to gun regulation. Our goal is to facilitate productive discussions and help bring all sides of this argument together to effect positive change and present more senseless loss of life. We encourage librarians to share this resource openly with all patrons.

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Important titles included:


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About HeinOnline's Social Justice Suite

Free of charge to HeinOnline Core subscribers and any interested organizations.

To honor our core value of corporate citizenship, Hein offers five of its databases free of charge to its core American and international subscribers, and to the libraries of any other interested organizations or institutions. This Social Justice Suite consists of the following resources:

Registering for free access to any one of these databases will provide complimentary access to the entire suite. We hope that in making these materials accessible to all, we can help foster knowledge, facilitate civil discourse, and encourage action for the betterment of our nation.


From the Pages of The Charleston Advisor:

The SJS (Social Justice Suite) databases contain very timely content on issues regarding civil and human rights, the right to bear arms, and gun violence ... Very relevant and comprehensive content per respective topical areas.
- Winward, Kyle D. "Social Justice Suite." The Charleston Advisor 24, no. 3 (January 2023): 53-57. Advisor Reviews—Standard Review.