By Peter H. Rossi
Armed and regarded Dangerous is a ebook approximately "bad men" and their weapons. yet Wright and Rossi contend that for each suspected legal who owns and abuses a firearm, 100 or extra regular voters personal weapons for recreation, for activity, for self-protection, and for different purposes quite often considered as acceptable or valid. Armed and regarded Dangerous is the main formidable survey ever undertaken of felony acquisition, ownership, and use of guns.
There are big adjustments among the typical gun proprietor and the typical gun-abusing felon, however the analyses stated the following don't recommend any seen approach to translate those modifications into gun keep watch over guidelines. so much coverage implications drawn from the ebook are adverse in personality: this can no longer paintings accordingly, that won't paintings as a result, etc. while specialists are requested, "Okay, then what's going to work?" and they fall again at the outdated warhorses of poverty, the drug challenge, or the insufficient assets of the legal justice procedure, and differently have little to claim. this isn't a failure of social technology. It easily asks extra of the information than the information have been ever meant to provide.
Several of Wright and Rossi's findings became "coin of the world" within the gun regulate debate, mentioned usually through individuals who've lengthy due to the fact that forgotten the place the knowledge got here from or what their boundaries are. a number of different findings, together with many who are very important, were principally missed. nonetheless different findings were outmoded by way of higher and more moderen info or rendered anachronistic through intervening occasions. With the inclusion of a brand new advent detailing fresh information and up-to-date details this new version of Armed and thought of Dangerous is a wealthy resource of data for all attracted to studying approximately weapon habit and possession in America.
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Armed and Considered Dangerous: A Survey of Felons and Their Firearms by Peter H. Rossi