Private Guns, Public Health

Private Guns, Public Health

Book - 2004
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Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2004
ISBN: 9780472114054
Branch Call Number: 363.3309 Heme
Characteristics: xiv, 326 p. ; 24 cm


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Aug 18, 2016

A perspective about gun ownership in America that contemplates making guns safer. A comparison to the changes in the auto industry that have made driving much less lethal in 50 years is apt and it's astonishing that little if anything been done to prevent accidental injury and death.
Some argue that accidental gun deaths are a small fraction of all gun deathsand they are right. The author points out that legislation requiring changes to other consumer products has been achieved with even fewer deaths.
I think that gun manufacturers are given a pass, probably because their products are supposed to be lethal, and the ideology that America is still a cowboy culture led by the self sufficient, if not maverick self starter. The ideology attached to guns makes it different to a other consumer products.


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