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Point blank : guns and violence in America

Author: Gary Kleck
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Aldine Transaction, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"There is little doubt that gun violence and control are issues of vital importance, and they continue to inspire national debate. It is doubtful, however, whether most gun debates are worth listening to. Not surprisingly, such debates generally leave their participants exactly where they began, with their biases intact, and onlookers perplexed." "Written deliberately to counter an atmosphere of hysteria and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Kleck
ISBN: 020230762X 9780202307626
OCLC Number: 57576467
Notes: Originally published: New York: A. de Gruyter, 1991.
Description: xv, 512 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Issues of gun control and gun ownership --
Ideology, politics, and propaganda --
Ownership and uses of guns --
Searching for "bad" guns: the focus on special gun types --
Effects of guns on violence --
Guns and self-defense --
Guns and violent crime --
Guns and suicide --
Firearms accidents --
Regulating guns --
Types of gun regulation --
Public opinion and the bases of support for gun control --
The impact of gun control on violence rates --
Policy lessons.
Responsibility: Gary Kleck.

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Gun violence and control are issues of vital importance, but most gun debates leave their participants with their biases intact. Written deliberately to counter an atmosphere of hysteria and  Read more...

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