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Author Hemenway, David.

Title Private guns, public health / David Hemenway ; with a new afterword.

Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  617.145 H372p 2006    ---  Available
Edition Paperback ed.
Description xiv, 360 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-334).
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.
Subject Gunshot wounds -- Prevention.
Firearms -- Law and legislation.
Gun control.
Medical policy.
Firearms ownership.
ISBN 0472031627 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780472031627 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. YDXCP 2453809

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