Annotated Works Cited: Gun Control

Annotated Bibliography

A Brief History of NRA.” A Brief History of NRA  . N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

Brief history of NRA. Explains how the NRA became what it is today. Lists of names that played a huge roll in the movement to form the NRA to help arm people to protect each other and themselves. Lists pros and cons of guns. Talks about how many of the NRA leaders and group members are law abiding citizens.

Agresti, James D. “Gun Control FactsJust Facts. N.p., n.d. Web.

Many statistics and graphs depicting possession of firearms. This will be important for our data. contains data on household with guns, Adults with guns and adults owning a handgun. Estimates number of illegally possessed guns in U.S. Also has a poll on  gun owners stating  why the weapon was purchased.


Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.”  Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

This site explained why the Brady Act was established, and gave a lot of information about who supported it. It also depicts statistics on the impact the act has made on enforcing gun control.


Christoff, Chris. “American Death to Exceed .” Bloomberg. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

A news article from about the number of firearm deaths in comparison to car related deaths. According to the article traffic deaths are decreasing because of laws that have been created and because of the new technology in automobiles preventing auto related deaths . Also the restricted privileges for young drivers and other laws. Explains that for the past 7 decades auto related deaths have been the number one non medical related fatality. however specialist believe in 2015 gun violence will surpass driving as the number one cause of death not due to  a medical cause. The article is demonstrating the having stricter gun laws will decrease the gun related crimes.


Democratic Party on Gun Control  .” Democratic Party on Gun Control. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

This information shows the Democrats perspective on the importance of gun control. There is also statistics on how successful the Brady Law and the Assault Weapons Ban has been since they passed it.


Governor McAuliffe Vows to Stick to His Gun Control Measures.”Governor McAuliffe Vows to Stick to His Gun Control Measures. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

This article was very useful in that a Politician, Governor McAuliffe is working hard to gain success for gun control laws. He is a strong advocate for gun control, and this was very essential for the narrative.


Growing Public Support for Gun Rights.” Pew Research. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

Many me Americans support gun rights rather than gun control.  Depicts factors that are important for surveys. Some quotes of Americans saying that owning a gun will protect you from gun violence. Quotes NRA “ Only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”


Gun Control.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015

Summarizes the definition of gun control and regulations. Describes the varying degrees of gun control throughout the world. Makes it easy to compare U.S. with other countries.This website was mainly used to begin our research somewhere. Several facts that can be helpful later on in the narratives.


Gun Ownership.” The Guardian. N.p., n.d. Web.

Studies showing increased gun possession makes a country less safe. The U.S. has the highest gun per person and homicide rate wand is compared to Japan has the lowest gun ownership and the lowest homicide rate. Stricter gun laws are needed to decrease the U.S homicide rate.



Describes the varied wording of gun control poll questions and how they change opinions with bias. The wording on the polls need to be changed to fit the voters preference. Shows how loaded language can deter or attract a voter.


Katie Pavlich – Support For New Gun Control Laws Plummets, Especially Among Women.” N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

Support for stricter gun control law plummets especially among women. ( Immediate aftermath of the Newtown tragedy). People fighting for stricter gun laws, graphs that show amounts of people who are against stricter gun regulations and people who are for it. Explains that the number of people joining firearm support groups are predominantly female.


Kosovo and Columbine: Kosovo in Context.” Carl Savich. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015

Information on gun control and explanation of bowling for columbine. Has quotes from Charlton Heston and Michael Moore that can be extremely useful in our narratives. Also summarizes and goes into depth about the movie and why its an important discussion to have.


Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.” Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.

Simple statistics proving our nation is less safe with our current infatuation with guns. Several statistics that will be very helpful when creating graphs to show that stricter gun laws are needed to protect people. Several links to other websites that could have very helpful information when it comes to writing the narratives. Compares the U.S. to previous gun possession in the U.S. and how as gun possession rises so does firearm related murders and injuries.


List of School Shootings in the United States.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.

Provides lists of the school shooting and suicides using firearms  in U.S over time. Stricter gun laws are needed to stop adding to the long list of people that have been killed by guns. The list begins early as the 18th century. This information will be helpful when locating the places where school shooting have happen and putting the on a map.


Now Is the Time.” The White House. The White House, n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2015.

Obama administration speaks on gun violence and how to reduce it. Obama says that the time has come to reduce gun violence. The article has several examples of school shooting incidents around the country. Obama plan calls for legislative action to ban assault,  high capacity assault rifles and keep them out of the wrong hands as well as increasing access to mental health services and making our school safer.


Pew Research Center for the People and the Press RSS. N.p., 14 Jan. 2013. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

This article was very helpful because it depict statistics on comparative support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. I used this to show strong advocates for gun control and I saw how Democrats and Liberals were strong supporters for stricter gun regulations. The article was very informative and interesting.

Will You Be Safer If Guns Are Banned?WILL YOU BE SAFER IF GUNS ARE BANNED? N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

Pro gun article. Detailed explanation of why guns are necessary. Banning guns will not keep guns out of criminals just keep guns out of everyday people. The police will not always be there to protect you, you have to be able to protect yourself. Used this website to help us with our pro gun control narratives had lots of good analysis and statistics.


Williams, Edward Wyckoff. “Black Panthers and Gun Control: The NRA’s Flip Flop.” N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

Modern day gun right laws were born in the civil rights era. The Black Panthers would carry weapons to protect themselves from police brutality. The thought of blacks carrying weapons led to the NRA creating stricter gun laws as a way of discrimination. Makes the NRA seem incredibly hypocritical.


1999 NRA Annual Meetings: Charlton Heston.” NRA.ORG. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

NRA home page and videos of Charlton Heston’s speeches for the support of the second Amendment. Had several videos of speeches about the second amendment and gun rights. Lists the many speeches around the country, and key speakers of the NRA. Houses tons of background info on the NRA and a timeline of their successes Several links to other websites.


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