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Dissecting the Gun Problem

There is a gun crisis in the United States. Between 1933 and 1982, nearly one million Americans were killed by firearms in murders, suicides and accidents. Since 1960 alone, more than half a million have died as the result of gun injuries. In 1992, at least 35,000 died by gunfire. Today, among all consumer products, only cars outpace guns as a cause of fatal injury, and guns will likely pass them by 2002. —Violence Policy Center, 1998

As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the Body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun be the constant companion on your walks. —Thomas Jefferson, Letters

A single consumer product holds our nation hostage: the handgun. We live our lives in the shadow of the unparalleled lethality of these easily concealable firearms. This permanent state of fear has become so accepted that we rarely acknowledge it. —Josh Sugarman, Every Handgun Is Aimed at You

Many books and articles have been written about whether gun controls are desirable, moral, and constitutional. This book seeks to fill a void in

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