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Private Guns, Public Health, New Ed.
by David Hemenway
University of Michigan Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-472-12325-4 | Paper: 978-0-472-03701-8
Library of Congress Classification RD96.3.H45 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 617.145

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
On an average day in the United States, guns are used to kill over ninety people and wound about three hundred more; yet such facts are accepted as a natural consequence of supposedly high American rates of violence. Private Guns, Public Health reveals the advantages of treating gun violence as a consumer safety and public health problem—an approach that emphasizes prevention over punishment and that has successfully reduced the rates of injury and death from infectious disease, car accidents, and tobacco consumption.

Hemenway fair-mindedly and authoritatively outlines a policy course that would significantly reduce gun-related injury and death, pointing us toward a solution.



 

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