Chapter

How Guns Matter

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

in Gun Violence

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780195153842
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199849208 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153842.003.0003

Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy

How Guns Matter

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This chapter discusses that the greater use of guns makes the problem of violence worse in America because guns are more lethal than the other weapons typically used in assaults and suicide attempts. It implies that separating guns from violence saves lives.

Keywords: guns; violence; America; assaults; suicide attempts

Chapter.  5283 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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