A TECHNOLOGY WHOSE REMOVAL "WORKS": GUN CONTROL
The enactment of gun controls, or legal restrictions on the private possession of firearms, has frequently been presented as a means of reducing the rates of violent crime and accidental death and injury in the United States. Since guns are move widely owned and less strictly regulated in the United States than in most other industrial countries the question arises as to whether the sheer physical availability of guns contributes in a major fashion to the American rates of murder, suicide, and accidental death. Does the presence of approximately 90 million guns in the country, with one-half of the households possessing at least one firearm and usually more than one,2. add to the nation's crime and accident rates? Or, on the other hand, are fire____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Technological Shortcuts to Social Change. Contributors: Amitai Etzioni - Author, Richard Remp - Author. Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1973. Page number: 103.