Gun Violence and Life in America
This chapter discusses the Littleton tragedy and evaluates several lessons that are important for addressing the problem of gun violence in America. It also explains the benefits of reducing gun violence. It then examines the gun policy, as well as the importance of the law-enforcement activities in reducing criminal gun misuse. It notes that there are a variety of programs to reduce gun violence that enjoy widespread popular support. However, they have little effect on the ability of most private citizens to keep guns for personal use, and have benefits that exceed costs.
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