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Author Hemenway, David.

Title Private guns, public health / David Hemenway.

Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    617.145 HEM    Available
Edition 1st pbk. ed.
Description xiv, 360 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Note "With a new afterword."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-334) and indexes.
Contents Guns and American society. The scope of the gun problem ; The facts about gun ownership -- The public health approach. What public health means in practice ; The scientific basis of injury control ; The wrong medicine : "good guys" and "bad guys" -- Gun-related injury and death. Gun accidents ; Suicides ; Homicides ; Other gun-related crimes -- Self-defense use of guns. The myth and reality of deterrence ; How common is self-defense gun use? ; Is more better? ; How effective is self-defense gun use? -- Location. Guns in the home ; Guns in schools ; Guns in public -- Demography. Young children ; Adolescents and young adults ; Women ; African Americans -- Supply. Manufacturers ; Licensed dealers ; The unregulated market -- Policy background. The Second Amendment ; Public opinion ; Evaluating regulation -- Policy lessons. The wrong arguments ; Lessons from other products ; Lessons from other countries ; International effects of our permissive policies -- Policy actions. A brief history of firearms law ; Reasonable policies ; Public health surveillance -- Conclusion -- Afterword -- Appendix A. Methodology -- Appendix B. Famous civilians shot in the United States.
Subject Gunshot wounds -- United States -- Prevention.
Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Gun control -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Firearms ownership -- United States.
ISBN 9780472031627 (pbk. : alk. paper) : $19.95
0472031627 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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