School Shootings and the Never Again Movement

School Shootings and the Never Again Movement

by Laurie Collier Hillstrom

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This volume provides a concise but authoritative overview of the Never Again Movement, which arose in the aftermath of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018.

• Provides entries devoted to individual events as well as milestones

• Offers biographical profiles to help readers understand the motivations and accomplishments of important activists and figures

• Presents essays that explore the lasting impact of school shootings and the Never Again Movement on American life

• Features an annotated bibliography that gives readers resources for further study

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440867514
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/14/2019
Series: 21st-Century Turning Points
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 161
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Laurie Collier Hillstrom is an independent scholar based in Brighton, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Chapter 1 Overview of School Shootings and the Never Again Movement 1

Chapter 2 Landmark Events 13

The University of Texas Tower Shooting (1966) 13

The Gun Control Act (1968) 17

The NRA Cincinnati Revolt (1977) 21

The Firearms Owners' Protection Act (1986) 25

The Brady Bill and Assault Weapons Ban (1993-1994) 29

The Columbine High School Shooting (1999) 32

The Virginia Tech Shooting (2007) 38

District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) 41

The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting (2012) 45

The Umpqua Community College Shooting (2015) 50

The Las Vegas Shooting (2017) 52

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting (2018) 57

The Never Again Movement Forms (2018) 61

The March for Our Lives (2018) 66

The Santa Fe High School Shooting (2018) 73

Chapter 3 Impacts of the Never Again Movement 77

The March for Our Lives Demands 77

School Safety and Proposals to Arm Teachers 91

A New Age of Youth Activism 96

A Shift in Public Sentiments about Gun Control 102

Chapter 4 Profiles 109

Mark Barden (1965?-) 109

Gun violence prevention advocate and cofounder of Sandy Hook Promise

Michael Bloomberg (1942-) 112

Former mayor of New York City and cofounder of Everytown for Gun Safety

Jaclyn Corin (2000-) 115

Parkland school shooting survivor and March for Our Lives organizer

Gabby Gilfords (1970-) 118

Former U.S. representative from Arizona, gun violence victim, and gun safety advocate

Emma Gonzalez (1999-) 121

Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control advocate

Nicole Hockley (1970?-) 125

Gun violence prevention expert and cofounder of Sandy Hook Promise

David Hogg(2000-) 128

Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control advocate

Cameron Kasky (2000-) 130

Parkland school shooting survivor and cofounder of Never Agam MSD

Wayne LaPierre (1949-) 133

Gun rights activist and chief executive officer of the National Rifle Association

Dana Loesch (1978-) 136

Conservative talk show host and national spokesperson for the National Rifle Association

Shannon Watts (1971-) 139

Gun control activist and founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Further Resources 143

Index 149

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