The Global Gun Epidemic: From Saturday Night Specials to AK-47s

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Index
The letter “f” indicates figures; “t” indicates tables.
accidents, firearm, injury and death rate from, 24, 198
Achille Lauro, hijacking of, 1985, 93
Afghanistan, Soviet occupation of, 86, 92
Africa
child soldiers in, 39
firearm deaths in, 39, 41, 42t, 52
firearm regulation in, 151–52, 16869, 195–96
gun ownership in, 113
illegal firearm trade in, 105–6
African Americans
death, causes of, 15, 32, 127
firearms, attitudes toward, 127
air-cartridge guns, 189
AK-47 (Kalashnikov rifle), 78, 93, 223
Al Kassar, Monzer, 93
Al Qaeda, 28, 86, 92–93
American Medical Association, 209, 210
ammunition, regulations regarding, 152–53
Amnesty International, 188, 223, 233, 234
amnesty programs, 10, 160
See also buyback programs; firearms: collecting and destroying
animals, shooting of, 21
Arby's restaurant, Milwaukee, Wis., shooting at, 1
arms trade, globalization of. See gun industry and trade, global
Asia
firearm deaths in, 41, 43, 44t
firearm regulation in, 152
gun ownership in, 114
illegal firearm trade in, 106
assault weapons, 71, 106, 143, 17374, 210–11
See also automatic military weapons; semiautomatic military weapons
Australia
firearm deaths in, 43, 45t, 199, 201, 202f-204f
firearm regulation in, 158, 159, 199–200
gun ownership in, 114, 115
illegal firearm trade in, 97, 107
Austria, firearm regulation in, 191–92
automatic military weapons
ban on, 10, 143

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Tables vii
  • List of Figures ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xv
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • 1: Guns: A Global Perspective 1
  • 2: The Firearm Epidemic 12
  • 3: More Guns Equal More Deaths 47
  • 4: The Global Gun Trade 68
  • 5: Globalization and Gun Running 88
  • 6: [Gun Culture] and the Demand for Firearms 109
  • 7: The Regulation of Firearms 131
  • 8: National Approaches to Regulation 171
  • 9: Global Action 206
  • Conclusion 241
  • Notes 243
  • Selected Resources 291
  • Index 299
  • About the Authors 311
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