Private Guns, Public Health, New Ed.
University of Michigan Press, 2017 M08 7 - 394 pages
On an average day in the United States, guns are used to kill over ninety people and wound about three hundred more; yet such facts are accepted as a natural consequence of supposedly high American rates of violence. Private Guns, Public Health reveals the advantages of treating gun violence as a consumer safety and public health problem—an approach that emphasizes prevention over punishment and that has successfully reduced the rates of injury and death from infectious disease, car accidents, and tobacco consumption.
Hemenway fair-mindedly and authoritatively outlines a policy course that would significantly reduce gun-related injury and death, pointing us toward a solution.
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Chapter 1 Guns and American Society
Chapter 2 The Public Health Approach
Chapter 3 GunRelated Injury and Death
Chapter 4 SelfDefense Use of Guns
Chapter 5 Location
Chapter 6 Demography
Chapter 7 Supply
Chapter 8 Policy Background
Chapter 9 Policy Lessons
Chapter 10 Policy Actions
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