xiv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
0472031627 paperback alkaline paper
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-334).
Formatted Contents Note
The scope of the gun problem The facts about gun ownership What public health means in practice The scientific basis of injury control The wrong medicine: "good guys" and "bad guys" Gun accidents Suicides Homicides Other gun-related crimes The myth and reality of deterrence How common is self-defense gun use? Is more better? How effective is self-defense gun use? Guns in the home Guns in schools Guns in public Young children Adolescents and young adults Women African Americans Manufacturers Licensed dealers The unregulated market The second amendment Public opinion Evaluating regulation The wrong arguments Lessons from other products Lessons from other countries International effects of our permissive policies A brief history of firearms law Reasonable policies Public health surveillance.