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By Peter H. Rossi

ISBN-10: 0202362426

ISBN-13: 9780202362427

ISBN-10: 113851893X

ISBN-13: 9781138518933

Armed and regarded Dangerous is a publication approximately "bad men" and their weapons. yet Wright and Rossi contend that for each suspected felony who owns and abuses a firearm, 100 or extra commonplace electorate personal weapons for game, for activity, for self-protection, and for different purposes more often than not considered as applicable or valid. Armed and thought of Dangerous is the main formidable survey ever undertaken of felony acquisition, ownership, and use of guns.

There are tremendous adjustments among the common gun proprietor and the common gun-abusing felon, however the analyses suggested right here don't recommend any visible strategy to translate those transformations into gun keep watch over regulations. so much coverage implications drawn from the publication are detrimental in personality: this can now not paintings therefore, that may not paintings accordingly, and so forth. while specialists are requested, "Okay, then what's going to work?" and they fall again at the outdated warhorses of poverty, the drug challenge, or the insufficient assets of the legal justice method, and in a different way have little to claim. this isn't a failure of social technology. It easily asks extra of the knowledge than the information have been ever meant to provide.

Several of Wright and Rossi's findings became "coin of the area" within the gun regulate debate, mentioned usually by means of folks who've lengthy due to the fact forgotten the place the information got here from or what their boundaries are. a number of different findings, together with many who are vital, were mostly neglected. nonetheless different findings were outdated by means of greater and newer info or rendered anachronistic via intervening occasions. With the inclusion of a brand new creation detailing contemporary statistics and up to date details this new version of Armed and thought of Dangerous is a wealthy resource of data for all drawn to studying approximately weapon habit and possession in America.

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