From My Cold Dead Hands: Why Americans Won’t Give up Their Guns


Series: Law, Crime and Law Enforcement
BISAC: LAW039000

This book covers the two arguments made about guns in the United States today. On the one hand, pro-gun advocates claim that the benefit of gun ownership as protection from crime outweighs the risks of intentional and accidental gun injuries. On the other hand, most gun violence researchers claim that the risks of intentional and accidental gun injuries outweigh the benefits of owning a gun. Based on original surveys of gun owners and non-gun owners, primary data from medical and law-enforcement sources, summaries of noted research from both perspectives and personal experiences culled from more than 50 years in the gun business, this book explains why gun control advocates and gun rights advocates are unable to find common ground to develop regulatory policies acceptable to both sides. This book is not an attempt at advocacy. It presents a comprehensive summary of relevant research and analysis of new data to give a comprehensive view of gun violence so that advocates on both sides can be better informed about the issues which need to be addressed.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. What is Gun Violence?

Chapter 2. Gun Violence as American Exceptionalism?

Chapter 3. Right Hands, Wrong Hands

Chapter 4. The Myth of the ‘Responsible’ Gun Owner

Chapter 5. The Underground Gun Market above Ground

Chapter 6. Regulating the Regulators

Chapter 7. The Invisible Industry

Chapter 8. The ‘Sacred’ 2nd Amendment

Chapter 9. Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Guns?


Keywords: Gun violence, gun control, public health, mass shootings

Audience: <br> Professional people: Physicians, public health professionals, activists in anti-violence organizations, faith-based organizations, etc.<br>
Nonprofessional people: Gun owners, people interested in current events and politics.

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