Confronting Gun Violence in America

Palgrave Macmillan #ad - This book critically examines the link between guns and violence. 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. 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.

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.


Private Guns, Public Health, New Ed.

University of Michigan Press #ad - 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, car accidents, 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, 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.  .


A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass Shootings

Skyhorse #ad - The result is chilling, gripping study of abnormal psychology and how a lovely boy named Jimmy became a killer. James holmes killed or wounded seventy people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Reid, a distinguished forensic psychiatrist, would be allowed to record interviews with the defendant. This is what he found.

The man was found calmly waiting at his car. Reid would read holmes’ diary, and review tens of thousands of pages of evidence and court testimony in an attempt to understand how a happy, interview his family and acquaintances, speak to his victims, investigate his phone calls and text messages, seemingly normal child could become a killer.

A dark night in aurora uses the twenty-three hours of unredacted interview transcripts never seen by the public and Reid’s research to bring the reader inside the mind of a mass murderer. In the court case that followed, only Dr. Only one man was allowed to record extensive interviews with the shooter. He was detained without resistance.

A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass Shootings #ad - Unlike the columbine, san bernadino, newtown, and Las Vegas shootings, James Holmes is unique among mass shooters in his willingness to be taken into custody alive. He threw a canister of tear gas into the crowd and began firing. Soon twelve were dead and fifty-eight were wounded; young children and pregnant women were among them.


Reducing Gun Violence in America

Johns Hopkins University Press #ad - Collected for the first time in one volume, this reliable, and concerned citizens identify policy changes to address mass shootings, opinion leaders, empirical research and legal analysis will help lawmakers, along with the less-publicized gun violence that takes an average of 80 lives every day. Selected recommendations include:• Background checks: Establish a universal background check system for all persons purchasing a firearm from any seller.

Lives each year—is an urgent public health issue that demands an effective evidence-based policy response. The johns hopkins university convened more than 20 of the world’s leading experts on gun violence and policy to summarize relevant research and recommend policies that are both constitutional and have broad public support.

Reducing Gun Violence in America #ad - Mental health: focus federal restrictions on gun purchases by persons with serious mental illness on the dangerousness of the individual. Trafficking and dealer licensing: appoint a permanent director to ATF and provide the agency with the authority to develop a range of sanctions for gun dealers who violate gun sales or other laws.

High-risk individuals: Expand the set of conditions that disqualify an individual from legally purchasing a firearm. Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines: Ban the future sale of assault weapons and the future sale and possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. Research funds: provide adequate federal funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and National Institute of Justice for research into the causes and solutions of gun violence.

The book includes an analysis of the constitutionality of many recommended policies and data from a national public opinion poll that reflects support among the majority of Americans—including gun owners—for stronger gun policies.


The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Oxford University Press #ad - This book is a must-read for anyone interested in getting a clear view of the issues surrounding guns and gun policy in America. What everyone needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press. The authors also tackle sensitive issues such as the effectiveness of gun control, the question of whether more guns make us safer, the connection between mental illness and violent crime, and ways that video games and the media might contribute to gun violence.

With a balanced and broad-ranging approach, noted economist Philip J. From a gun culture that took root early in american history to the mass shootings that repeatedly bring the public discussion of gun control to a fever pitch, public officials, the topic has preoccupied citizens, and special interest groups for decades.

The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know® #ad - The gun debate: what everyone Needs to Know® delves into the issues that Americans debate when they talk about guns. Cook and political scientist Kristin A. No topic is more polarizing than guns and gun control. Would be complete without consideration of the history, culture, and politics that drive the passion behind the debate.

Goss thoroughly cover the latest research, and developments on gun ownership, the firearms industry, data, gun violence, and the regulation of firearms. Cook and goss deftly explore the origins of the American gun culture and the makeup of both the gun rights and gun control movements.


The Second Amendment: A Biography

Simon & Schuster #ad - In 2008, in a case that reached the court after a focused drive by conservative lawyers, the US Supreme Court ruled for the first time that the Constitution protects an individual right to gun ownership. In the twentieth century, with Prohibition and gangsterism, the first federal control laws were passed.

This book looks at history to provide some surprising, illuminating answers. The amendment was written to calm public fear that the new national government would crush the state militias made up of all white adult men—who were required to own a gun to serve. Widely acclaimed at the time of its publication, volatile, the life story of the most controversial, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights.

The Second Amendment: A Biography #ad - At a time of increasing gun violence in America, Waldman’s book provoked a wide range of discussion. Famous for his theory of “originalism, ” Justice Antonin Scalia twisted it in this instance to base his argument on contemporary conditions. As the country spread to the Western frontier, violence spread too.

Waldman recounts the raucous public debate that has surrounded the amendment from its inception to the present. In all four separate times the Supreme Court ruled against a constitutional right to own a gun. In the second amendment: a biography, but by the push and pull, at each stage, Michael Waldman shows that our view of the amendment is set, not by a pristine constitutional text, the rough and tumble of political advocacy and public agitation.

A newly radicalized nra entered the campaign to oppose gun control and elevate the status of an obscure constitutional provision.


Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea Modern Library Chronicles

Modern Library #ad - In this timely, and controversial narrative, highly original, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind. He shows how, at best, violence is used to suppress nonviolence and its practitioners–Gandhi and Martin Luther King, for example; that the stated deterrence value of standing national armies and huge weapons arsenals is, negligible; and, time and again, encouragingly, that much of the hard work necessary to begin a movement to end war is already complete.

Kurlansky also brings into focus just why nonviolence is a “dangerous” idea, and asks such provocative questions as: Is there such a thing as a “just war”? Could nonviolence have worked against even the most evil regimes in history?Kurlansky draws from history twenty-five provocative lessons on the subject that we can use to effect change today.

Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea Modern Library Chronicles #ad - Nonviolence is a sweeping yet concise history that moves from ancient Hindu times to present-day conflicts raging in the Middle East and elsewhere. It simply needs to be embraced and accelerated. Engaging, scholarly, and brilliantly reasoned, Nonviolence is a work that compels readers to look at history in an entirely new way.

Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why it is the preferred method of those who speak truth to power. This is not just a manifesto for our times but a trailblazing book whose time has come.


Guns across America: Reconciling Gun Rules and Rights

Oxford University Press #ad - Spitzer demonstrates in Guns across America, gun ownership is as old as the nation, but so is gun regulation. Drawing on a vast new dataset of early gun laws reflecting every imaginable type of regulation, Spitzer reveals that firearms were actually more strictly regulated in the country's first three centuries than in recent years.

And as gun rights proponents seek to roll back gun laws and press as many guns into as many hands as possible, they sidestep the central question: are stricter gun laws incompatible with robust gun rights? Spitzer answers this question by examining New York State's tough gun laws, warning that gun rights are endangered, where his political analysis is complemented by his own quest for a concealed carry handgun permit and construction of a legal AR-15 assault weapon.

Not only can gun rights and rules coexist, but they have throughout American history. In vast swathes of america, the sacredness of the Second Amendment has become a political third rail, never to be questioned. They have had great success in conflating unfettered gun ownership with the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and all things American, even in an era of repeated mass shootings.

Guns across America: Reconciling Gun Rules and Rights #ad - Guns across america reveals the long-hidden truth: that gun regulations are in fact as American as apple pie. Gun rights supporters wear tri-cornered hats, wave the stars and stripes, and ask what would have happened if the revolutionaries had been unarmed when the British were coming. Spitzer examines interpretations of the second amendment, modern "stand your ground" laws, the assault weapons controversy, and the so-called "right of rebellion" to show that they play out in America's contemporary political landscape in ways that bear little resemblance to our imagined past.

The first "gun grabbers" were not 1960's chablis-drinking liberals, but seventeenth century rum-guzzling pioneers, and their legacy continued through strict gun regulations in the 1920s and beyond.


Enough!: Solving America's Gun Violence Crisis

Center for the Study of Gun Violence #ad - Ways to improve oversight of the gun industry and hold them accountable. About a grassroots bill of rights for people who reject a society awash in guns. There are 40, 000 gun-related deaths each year and nearly one mass shooting every day in the United States. Despite the annual death toll and sobering statistics, how can we turn fear into action? How can survivors fight back? When is enough finally enough? There’s evidence that change is coming.

Why it’s critical to repeal laws like Stand Your Ground that enable lethal force. International gun policy consultant Thomas Gabor offers a roadmap of bold solutions that tackle every side of gun violence. You’ll learn:why we need to create a gun licensing system, ban military-style weapons and enact stricter gun carrying regulations.

Enough!: Solving America's Gun Violence Crisis #ad - Life in America feels more dangerous today. Enough! is the most up-to-date guide for any change agent, activist, or concerned citizen who seeks a safer world.


Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets

Basic Books #ad - Because violence is "sticky, " clustering among small groups of people and places, it can be predicted and prevented using a series of smart-on-crime strategies that do not require new laws or big budgets. Bringing these strategies together, abt offers a concrete, saving more than 12, cost-effective plan to reduce homicides by over 50 percent in eight years, 000 lives nationally.

But as harvard scholar thomas Abt shows in Bleeding Out, we actually possess all the tools necessary to stem violence in our cities. Coupling the latest social science with firsthand experience as a crime-fighter, Abt proposes a relentless focus on violence itself -- not drugs, gangs, or guns. From a harvard scholar and former obama official, a powerful proposal for curtailing violent crime in America Urban violence is one of the most divisive and allegedly intractable issues of our time.

Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets #ad - . Violence acts as a linchpin for urban poverty, so curbing such crime can unlock the untapped potential of our cities' most disadvantaged communities and help us to bridge the nation's larger economic and social divides. Urgent yet hopeful, bleeding Out offers practical solutions to the national emergency of urban violence -- and challenges readers to demand action.