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The Reference Shelf: Guns in America

Table of Contents


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