By Peter H. Rossi
Armed and regarded Dangerous is a ebook 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 common voters personal weapons for game, for sport, for self-protection, and for different purposes more often than not considered as acceptable or valid. Armed and regarded Dangerous is the main formidable survey ever undertaken of legal acquisition, ownership, and use of guns.
There are mammoth modifications among the typical gun proprietor and the common gun-abusing felon, however the analyses pronounced right here don't recommend any visible solution to translate those alterations into gun keep an eye on regulations. such a lot coverage implications drawn from the publication are unfavorable in personality: it will no longer paintings for that reason, that won't paintings as a result, and so forth. whilst 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 and they fall again at the outdated warhorses of poverty, the drug challenge, or the insufficient assets of the felony justice approach, and another way have little to claim. this isn't a failure of social technology. It easily asks extra of the knowledge than the knowledge have been ever meant to provide.
Several of Wright and Rossi's findings became "coin of the world" within the gun keep watch over debate, stated often through folks who've lengthy for the reason that forgotten the place the knowledge got here from or what their obstacles are. numerous different findings, together with many who are very important, were principally overlooked. nonetheless different findings were outmoded by means of larger and more moderen facts or rendered anachronistic through intervening occasions. With the inclusion of a brand new advent detailing contemporary data and up-to-date details this new version of Armed and regarded Dangerous is a wealthy resource of data for all drawn to studying approximately weapon habit and possession in America.
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Armed and Considered Dangerous: A Survey of Felons and Their Firearms by Peter H. Rossi