TITLE: How to reduce the toll from US gun violence (2012)
SOURCE: New Scientist
AUTHOR(S): Peter Aldhous
NOTES: in ‘10, there were 11,078 homicides & 19,392 suicides committed using firearms in the US.
TITLE: The gun control that works: no guns (2012)
SOURCE: The Economist
NOTES: Having few guns does mean that few people get shot. In 2008-2009, there were 39 fatal injuries from crimes involving firearms in England and Wales, with a population about one sixth the size of America’s. In America, there were 12,000 gun-related homicides in 2008.
TITLE: Firearm Injuries in the United States (2011)
AUTHOR(S)/SOURCE: Firearm & Injury Center at Penn (University of Pennsylvania)
BITLY STATS: http://bit.ly/Irc4BD+
FINDINGS: (1) Firearm injury in the United States has averaged 32,300 deaths annually between 1980 and 2007; (2) Firearms are involved in 67% of homicides, 50% of suicides, 43% of robberies, and 21% of aggravated assaults; (3) In 2008, there were 78,622 nonfatal firearm injuries in the United States, 73% of which were the result of interpersonal violence; (4) Homicides involving gangs (& OTHER ARGUMENTS) constitute a minority of gun homicides; and, (5) LOTS & LOTS MORE!
TITLE: The American public & the gun control debate (1996)
SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 275(22):1719-1722.
AUTHOR(S): Robert J. Blendon; John T. Young; David Hemenway
FINDINGS: US public generally support government regulation of guns as consumer products