By Thomas Gabor

This e-book significantly examines the hyperlink among weapons and violence. It weighs the worth of weapons for self-protection opposed to the adversarial results of gun possession and wearing. It additionally analyses the position of public opinion, the second one modification to the united states structure, and the firearms and foyer in impeding efforts to avoid gun violence.
Confronting Gun Violence in America explores recommendations to the gun violence challenge in the US, a rustic the place ninety humans die from gunshot wounds on a daily basis. The wide-range of options assessed comprise: a countrywide gun licensing method; common history assessments; a ban on military-style guns; larger regulatory oversight of the gun undefined; using applied sciences, resembling the personalization of guns; baby entry prevention; repealing legislation that motivate violence; altering violent norms; fighting retaliatory violence; and methods to rebuild American groups. This obtainable and incisive e-book should be of serious curiosity to scholars and researchers in criminology and sociology, in addition to practitioners and policy-makers with an curiosity in gun possession and violence.

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These findings point to the role of guns in creating more lethal outcomes when violence occurs. The proliferation of guns and homicide found in a number of Latin American countries supports the findings from research that arming a society to the teeth is likely to be counterproductive. Notes 1. The World Bank. Country and lending groups [Internet]. Washington, DC: The World Bank Group; 2016. org/ about/country-and-lending-groups#High_income 2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. FastStats (2013): assault or homicide.

2013 Mar 22. com/sf/feature/wp/2013/03/22/gun-deaths-shaped-by-racein-america/ 25. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US). Violence-related firearm deaths among residents of metropolitan areas and cities, United States, 2006–2007 [Internet]. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2011 May 13. Hemenway D. Private guns, public health. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press; 2004. P. 122–123. 27.  Preventing domestic abusers and stalkers from accessing guns. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress; 2013.

An indication of a generational divide is that 16 % under age 30 own a gun, whereas 27 % over age 30 are gun owners. • Education—Those with some college education, but without a degree, are more likely to own a gun than are college graduates or those with no college education. • Region—Personal gun ownership in the South (29 %) and Midwest (27 %) is considerably higher than in the West (21 %) and Northeast (17 %). • Communities—Gun ownership tends to decline considerably in larger communities. Personal gun ownership is 39 % for rural residents, 24 % for suburban residents, and 18 % for urban residents.

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