Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166) and index.
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Foreword / Stephen P. Teret -- Introduction: Why We Are Writing This Book -- 1. The Scope of the Problem -- 2. Guns and Ammunition: The Basics -- 3. Modern Firearms -- 4. Comparing Firearms -- 5. Injuries from Firearms -- 6. Where Guns Come From -- 7. How Guns Are Currently Regulated -- 8. Strategies for Reducing Deaths and Injuries from Firearms -- App. 1. Factoring Criteria for Handguns -- App. 2. Text of ATF Form 4473 -- App. 3. A List of Concerned Organizations -- App. 4. Where to Find Out More.
Two experts in public health and injury control show readers how guns are products, designed to injure and kill, and how changes in the design, technology, and marketing of firearms can lead to reductions in the number of injuries and fatalities.