Over twenty authors and dozens of organizations from almost forty countries supplied expertise and insights on conservation and sport for the Shooting Sports Survey.Topics covered include individual commentary from Australia, Austria, Britain, Canada, Malta, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States, Firearms Collecting, the Economic Impact of the Shooting Sports, Histography of the individual right to keep and bear arms, hunting in Europe, the Sociology of the Shooting Sports and individual firearms ownership, the technical inaccuracies of the Small Arms Survey: Guns in the City and the global initiatives from the United Nations concerning individual ownership of firearms, past, present and future.
This report provides a detailed snapshot of our nation's passion for wildlife and nature. It serves as a road map to guide efforts to reach more Americans to provide them with opportunities to hunt, fish, and enjoy America's wildlife and wild places. Bird/wildlife watching, hunting, fishing are not just favorite pastimes, but they share revenues from sale of licenses and tags, as well as excise taxes paid by hunters, anglers, and shooters to continue to support vital wildlife and habitat conservation efforts in every state. The report outlines the details for compilation of information and surveys to different populations and provides highlights along with statistical information represented in tables from the data collected. Click these resources for more products relating to this topic: Animals & Wildlife resources collection Fisheries & Aquatic Life resources collection
Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights and Policy is the first traditional law school casebook to cover the subject, and the only casebook that provides a comprehensive treatment since the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right to private firearms in 2008 and extended that right to constrain state action in 2010. From the development of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms through laws governing possession and use of private firearms, this casebook covers all aspects of firearms law, policy and regulations. It is ideally suited to law school courses on firearms law, the Second Amendment, criminal law, jurisprudence and legal history. Key features: The first traditional law school casebook to cover firearms law . Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of firearms law, from its colonial origins to present-day debates. Ideally suited for a dedicated law school course in firearms law and the Second Amendment. Flexible organization makes this book, as well as individual chapters, well-suited for use in courses on constitutional law, criminal law, jurisprudence and legal history. Supplemental materials on the website - including select student papers - will be a continuing research source tracking the most current developments in firearms law, regulation, and policy.
The Small Arms Survey 2014 considers the multiple roles of women in the context of armed violence, security, and the small arms agenda. The volume's thematic section comprises one chapter on violence against women and girls - with a focus on post-conflict Liberia and Nepal - and another on the recent convergence of the small arms agenda with that of women, peace and security. Complementing these chapters are illustrated testimonies of women with experience as soldiers, rebels and security personnel. The 'weapons and markets' section assesses the potential impact of the Arms Trade Treaty, presents the 2014 Transparency Barometer and an update on the authorised small arms trade, and analyses recent ammunition explosions in the Republic of the Congo. Additionally, it examines ammunition circulating in Africa and the Middle East, maps the sources of insurgent weapons in Sudan and South Sudan, and evaluates crime gun records in the United States.
Women, we are told, should not own guns. Women, we are told, are more likely to be injured by their own guns than to fend off an attack themselves. This "fact" is rooted in a fundamental assumption of female weakness and vulnerability. Why should a woman not be every bit as capable as a man of using a firearm in self-defense? And yet the reality is that millions of American women--somewhere between 11,000,000 and 17,000,000--use guns confidently and competently every day. Women are hunting, using firearms in their work as policewomen and in the military, shooting for sport, and arming themselves for personal security in ever-increasing numbers. What motivates women to possess firearms? What is their relationship to their guns? And who exactly are these women? Crucially, can a woman be a gun-owner and a feminist too? Women's growing tendency to arm themselves has in recent years been political fodder for both the right and the left. Female gun owners are frequently painted as "trying to be like men" (the conservative perspective) or "capitulating to patriarchal ideas about power" (the liberal critique). Eschewing the polar extremes in the heated debate over gun ownership and gun control, and linking firearms and feminism in novel fashion, Mary Zeiss Stange and Carol K. Oyster here cut through the rhetoric to paint a precise and unflinching account of America's gun women.
Wildlife professionals can more effectively manage species and social-ecological systems by fully considering the role that humans play in every stage of the process. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management provides the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem solvers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book's well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management explains how a wildlife professional should handle a variety of situations, such as managing deer populations in residential areas or encounters between predators and people or pets. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes detailed information about • systems thinking • working with social scientists • managing citizen input • using economics to inform decision making • preparing questionnaires • ethical considerations
Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations
Hunting Namibia includes stories and full color pictures from almost ten years of safari hunting in Namibia. The safaris in this survey unfolded in most of the major untamed safaris areas of Namibia. This book offers helpful tips to those thinking about hunting in Namibia as well as stories that may seem familiar to those that have. Our safaris balance the drama, labor and fearlessness required for proper dangerous game hunting at close range with the precision shooting required for plains game. Larry Weishuhn adds a special dangerous game chapter entitled HEB. His exploits keep the reader right in the thorns and dust with him as he closes the gate on the hippo, elephant and buffalo of the Caprivi Strip.
Benjamin C. Alamar founded the first journal dedicated to sports statistics, the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. He developed and teaches a class on sports analytics for managers at the University of San Francisco and has published numerous cutting-edge studies on strategy and player evaluation. Today, he cochairs the sports statistics section of the International Statistics Institute and consults with several professional teams and businesses in sports analytics. There isn't a better representative of this emerging field to show diverse organizations how to implement analytics into their decision-making strategies, especially as analytic tools grow increasingly complex. Alamar provides a clear, easily digestible survey of the practice and a detailed understanding of analytics' vast possibilities. He explains how to evaluate different programs and put them to use. Using concrete examples from professional sports teams and case studies demonstrating the use and value of analytics in the field, Alamar designs a roadmap for managers, general managers, and other professionals as they build their own programs and teach their approach to others.