Confronting Gun Violence in America
Each year, over 100,000 Americans are killed or seriously injured by gunfire. This book critically examines the link between guns and violence and suggests a bold national strategy to reduce gun violence in the United States.
Criminologist and international consultant Thomas Gabor has been conducting research on gun violence for 25 years. The book presents the most current data and trends on gun violence and mass shootings, including recent attacks in Orlando and Dallas.
Confronting Gun Violence in America examines the most burning questions in the current gun violence debate, such as:
Are mass shootings increasing and are they becoming more lethal?
Does gun ownership increase police shootings of citizens or shootings of officers?
Do guns in the home make us safer?
How often are guns used in self-defence?
Do some gun laws prevent gun violence?
This book weighs the value of guns for self-protection against the adverse effects of gun ownership and carrying. It also analyzes the role of public opinion, the Second Amendment, and the firearms industry and lobby in impeding efforts to prevent gun violence. Gabor draws all of these facets together to offer a comprehensive series of measures – including a national licensing system, enhanced technology in gun design, and a ban on military-style weapons – which could finally address the critical issue of gun violence in America.
The book has received many endorsements from leading academics, women’s groups, law enforcement officials, faith groups, and television producers, including:
“…Combining hard data with well-reasoned analysis, Tom Gabor’s Confronting Gun Violence in America is the most up-to-date and comprehensive examination of the matter of guns in America that I know.” —James Alan Fox, Professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy, Northeastern University
“5 stars! This short, readable book provides an excellent up-to-date summary of the scientific literature on gun violence in America, ending with a policy prescription for what should be done to address the problem and why it will work. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to be knowledgeable about gun issues.” —David Hemenway, Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Centre
“…Tom Gabor leaves no argument for unrestrained gun ownership unchallenged. It is a monumental and very readable work of research and journalism…” —Maurice Murad, former producer of CBS’ 60 Minutes
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