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The Reference Shelf: Guns in America

Table of Contents

Preface



1 Ideology of Guns



Firearms in America: Personal Liberty Versus Collective Responsibility



Gun Debate: Is Price of an Armed America a More Dangerous America?



Most Americans Believe We Should Have Gun Regulation



Gun Research Faces Roadblocks and a Dearth of Data



The Senate Voted on 4 Popular Gun Control Proposals Monday: Here’s Why None of Them Passed



The Gun Fight in Congress



As Congress Returns, Democrats and Republicans Clash Over Gun Control



2 Searching for Balance in Gun Policy



Perspectives on Gun Policy



A Gun Lover’s Case for Gun Control: Not All of Us Believe in the Right to Bear Assault Weapons



How I Got Licensed to Carry a Concealed Gun in 32 States by Barely Trying



It’s Time to Ban Guns. Yes, All of Them



The Gun Control “Terror Gap”: What Is It—and Why Hasn’t Congress Fixed It?



Anti-Gun Hysteria Is Hazardous to Your Health



Four Major Problems with Gun Control Arguments



Inside the Power of the NRA



A Criminologist’s Case Against Gun Control



3 A Global Perspective on Guns



Guns in the Global Sphere



Why America Isn’t the Only Country That Wants Guns for Self-Defense



Why the Gun Lobby Is Winning



US Gun Policy: Global Comparisons



How US Gun Control Compares to the Rest of the World



4 Trends in the Gun Debate



Trends in the Gun Debate



Untangling Gun Violence from Mental Illness



How Racial Prejudice Helps Drive Opposition to Gun Control



The Home-Grown Threat



What Public Health Researchers Want You to Know about Gun Control



Blaming Gun Violence on the Mentally Ill Is Easy, but Ignorant



Fixation on Terrorism Blinds US to Domestic Threats to National Security



How to Prevent Gun Deaths? Where Experts and the Public Agree



5 The Future of Guns in America



Alternative Futures in Gun Policy



Donald Trump’s Big Gun Idea? Literally Stolen from Tim Kaine



Gun Control Advocates Find a Deep-Pocketed Ally in Big Law



Under Donald Trump, What Will Happen on Guns?



Gun Laws and Terrorism: An American Nightmare



Quantifying the Social Cost of Firearms: A New Approach to Gun Control



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