Confronting Gun Violence in America

  • Thomas Gabor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Scale of America’s Gun Problem

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  3. Harms Associated with Firearms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
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  4. Guns as a Means of Self-Defense

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
  5. Obstacles to Gun Violence Prevention Efforts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
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  6. Preventing Gun Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 353-367

About this book


This book critically examines the link between guns and violence. It weighs the value of guns for self-protection against the adverse effects of gun ownership and carrying. It also analyses the role of public opinion, the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, and the firearms industry and lobby in impeding efforts to prevent gun violence. 

Confronting Gun Violence in America explores solutions to the gun violence problem in America, a country where 90 people die from gunshot wounds every day. The wide-range of solutions assessed include: a national gun licensing system; universal background checks; a ban on military-style weapons; better regulatory oversight of the gun industry; the use of technologies, such as the personalization of weapons; child access prevention; repealing laws that encourage violence; changing violent norms; preventing retaliatory violence; and strategies to rebuild American communities. This accessible and incisive book will be of great interest to students and researchers in criminology and sociology, as well as practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in gun ownership and violence.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Gabor
    • 1
  1. 1.Lake WorthUSA

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