Abstract: A sociological survey of a variety of gun ownership and usage patterns.
Keywords: book review, sociology, RKBA, firearms, guns, statistics.
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Title: Under the gun: Weapons, Crime and Violence in America
Author: James D. Wright, Peter H. Rossi, Kathleen Daly
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Date Published: April 1983
ISBN: 0202303055
LOCN: HV6791.W74 1983
Dewey: 363.3'3
Pages: 342
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Chapter 1: Weapons, Crime, and Violence: An Overview of Themes and Findings

Part I: Weapons

Chapter 2: How Many Guns in Private Hands?

Chapter 3: Recent Trends in Weapons Ownership: I. Sport and Recreational Demand

Chapter 4: Recent Trends in Weapons Ownership: II. The Police Demand for Armament

Chapter 5: Recent Trends in Weapons Ownership: III "Fear and Loathing" and the Mass Demand for Defensive Weapons

Chapter 6: Characteristics of Private Weapons Owners

Chapter 7: On Crime and Private Weapons

Part II: Crime and Violence

Chapter 8: How Much Crime? How Much Violence?

Chapter 9: The Firearms Used in Crime

Chapter 10: On the Matter of Criminal Motivations

Part III: Weapons and Their Control

Chapter 11: Public Opinion and Gun Control

Chapter 12: Regulating Firearms: An Overview of Federal, State, and Local Practices

Chapter 13: Weapons Control Legislation and Effects on Violent Crime

Chapter 14: Some Policy Implications


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