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Point Blank

Guns and Violence in America
Kleck, Gary (Book - 2005)
Point Blank
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Winner of the 1993 Michael J. Hindelang award of the American Society of Criminology. By 1990 there were approximately 200 million guns in private hands in the United States, and around half of American households contained a gun. Over 30,000 people a year are killed with guns in suicides, homicides, and acci­dents, and Americans use guns for defensive purposes over a million times a year. There is little doubt that gun violence and control are issues of vital importance, and they continue to inspire national debate. It is doubtful, however, whether most gun debates are worth listening to. Not surprisingly, such debates generally leave their participants exactly where they began, with their biases intact, and onlookers perplexed. Written deliberately to counter an atmosphere of hysteria and extremism. Point Blank, now in paperback, offers logi­cal argument supported by empirical information. It con­fronts fundamental questions head-on. On its initial publication in 1993, Point Blank won the Michael J. Hindelang Award of the American Society of Criminology for the book that "made the most outstanding contribution to criminology." Point Blank reports both original research and assesses existing evidence drawn from a wide variety of academic disciplines, including criminology, sociology, law, and medicine.
Authors: Kleck, Gary, 1951-
Title: Point blank
guns and violence in America
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Aldine Transaction, 2005
Edition: Pbk. ed
Characteristics: xv, 512 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Gary Kleck
Notes: Originally published: New York: A. de Gruyter, 1991
ISBN: 020230762X
Branch Call Number: 363.33 K63p 2005
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Violence United States Gun control United States Firearms and crime United States
Topical Term: Violence
Gun control
Firearms and crime
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A comprehensive review of gun use and gun control issues in America.


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