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Private guns, public health

Author: David Hemenway
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats
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The first complete picture of the public-health approach to gun violence, and a commonsense plan for ending this American epidemic

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hemenway
ISBN: 9780472031627 0472031627 0472114050 9780472114054
OCLC Number: 315913105
Notes: 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. - Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-334).
Description: XIV, 360 S. : graph. Darst. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Hemenway with a new afterword.

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"... a detailed, sober account of the effect of guns on society.... [Hemenway] compares the public health problems created by firearms with those of tobacco and alcohol.... [and] calls for a public Read more...

 
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