Each year, more than 100,000 Americans are killed or suffer serious injuries from gunfire.  The United States has dramatically higher gun ownership levels and gun deaths than other affluent countries.

Confronting Gun Violence in America examines the link between gun ownership and homicide, suicide, and unintentional death. Based on a comprehensive review of research and original analyses, Thomas Gabor presents a series of measures to combat America’s gun violence problem.

Specific issues examined include:

  • Are mass shootings increasing and are they becoming more lethal?
  • Do guns in the home make us safer?
  • Does the presence of guns make a difference in the outcome of an attack or suicide attempt?
  • How often are guns used in self-defense?
  • Do states with more gun owners have more or fewer gun deaths than states with fewer gun owners?
  • Is widespread gun ownership contributing to police shootings of citizens and the shooting of officers?
  • Are career criminals (“bad guys”) responsible for most gun deaths?
  • Do some gun laws prevent gun violence?