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Private guns, public health

Author: David Hemenway
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Each day in the US, guns are used to kill almost 90 people, and wound nearly 300 more. Hemenway examines the gun control issue from the perspective of public health and consumer safety, and puzzles  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hemenway
ISBN: 0472031627 9780472031627
OCLC Number: 1001836960
Notes: Originally published in hardcover by University of Michigan Press in 2004.
Description: xiv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
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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