Writing The Global Gun Epidemic involved the combined skills and resources of many people over a number of years. To them, we are profoundly grateful. Special thanks to our editor, Hilary Claggett, whose infinite patience was matched only by her belief in the project. We also want to thank Nicole Azze for her efforts to keep production on track. In addition, our production editor Carla Talmadge took enormous time to rework the manuscript and made many helpful suggestions.
We also would like to thank Antoine Chapdelaine, Quebec Public Health; David Hemenway, Harvard University; David Meddings, World Health Organization; James Sheptycki, York University; Tom Diaz, Violence Policy Centre; Josh Horowitz, Coalition Against Gun Violence; Ed Laurence, Monterey Institute; Adele Kirsten, Gun Free South Africa; Rebecca Peters, International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA); and Peter Hamm, Brady Campaign, for their help at various stages.
In addition, our research and editorial assistants did much of the leg work and nitpicking: Karen Poetker, Alison Kooistra, Steve Joyce, Sara Rodrigues, Eva Nesselroth, Ward Eagen, Justyna Susla, Anne Warner, Eli Malinsky and David Lochhead all assisted with the work.
Finally, we wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to our families for their continuing encouragement, support and love.