Year: 1997 Source: New York, NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 1997. 450p. SIEC No: 19980504

This book reviews research on the links between guns, violence, & gun control, & reports results of the author’s research as well. Chapters include: illegitimate practices in summarizing research on guns & violence; the ownership & acquisition of guns; searching for “bad” guns; guns & self-defense; carrying guns for self-protection; guns & violent crimes; guns & suicide; firearms accidents; public opinion & the bases of support for gun control; & the impact of gun control on violence rates.