Guns are good or guns are bad. Maybe they are both. I make no judgement either way.
This page contains a library of published resources representing both points of view. You can download all the resources and inform yourself.
Please send me suggestions for building this library. Remember, I want sense, not nonsense. Please send your suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adelson, Lester, “The gun and the sanctity of human life; or The bullet as pathogen.” Archives of Surgery, Vol. 127 (June, 1992) 659 – 664. Download.
Grinshteyn, E. & Hemenway, D., “Violent Death Rates: The US Compared with Other
High-income OECD Countries, 2010,” American Journal of Medicine, Vol. 129, no. 3 (MARCH, 2016) 266-73. Download.
Chapman, S., et. al., Association Between Gun Law Reforms and Intentional
Firearm Deaths in Australia, 1979-2013,” JAMA, Vol. 316, 3 (2016), 291-299. Download.
David A. Geier, Janet K. Kern, Mark R. Geier , “A longitudinal ecological study of household firearm ownership and firearm-related deaths in the United States from 1999 through 2014,” Preventive Medicine Reports, Vol. 6 (June, 2017), 329-335. Download.
Cassandra K. Crifasi, John Speed Meyers, Jon S. Vernick, Daniel W. Webster, “Effects of changes in permit-to-purchase handgun laws in Connecticut and Missouri on suicide rates,” Preventive Medicine, 79 (2015), 43-49. Download.
Webster, D., Crifasi, C., Vernick, J., “Effects of the repeal of Missouri’s handgun purchaser licensing law on homicides,” Journal of Urban Health, 91, 2 (April, 2014), 293-302. Download.
G. Kleck, “Did Australia’s Ban on Semiauto Firearms Really Reduce Violence?
A Critique of the Chapman et al. (2016) Study,” January (2018), SSRN, Abstract ID – 3086324. Download.
G. Kleck, S-Y K. Wang, “THE MYTH OF BIG-TIME GUN TRAFFICKING AND THE
OVERINTERPRETATION OF GUN TRACING DATA,” UCLA Law Review, 56 (2009), 1233-1294. Download.
G. Kleck, “Comment on Webster et al. (2014) Study of the Impact of the Repeal of Missouri’s Handgun Permit Law on Homicide,” December (2017), SSRN, Abstract ID – 3084736. Download.
J. Lott, “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States,” Crime Prevention Research Center (2015). Download.
Miller, M., Azrael, D., Conner, A., “Public Opinion About the Relationship Between Firearm
Availability and Suicide: Results From a National Survey,” Annals of Internal Medicine, 168, 2 (January 16, 2018), 153-155. Download.
Matthew Miller, Catherine Barber, Richard A. White, and Deborah Azrael, “Firearms and Suicide in the United States: Is Risk Independent of Underlying Suicidal Behavior?” American Journal of Epidemiology, 178, 6 (August 23, 2013) 946-955.
Ben Green, Thibaut Horel, Andrew V. Papachristos, “Modeling Contagion Through Social Networks to Explain and Predict Gunshot Violence in Chicago, 2006 to 2014,” JAMA Intern Med.(January 3, 2017), E1 – E8. Download.
Andrew R. Morral, et. al., “The Science of Gun Policy, A Critical Synthesis of Research Evidence on the Effects of Gun Policies in the United States,” RAND Corp. (2018). Download.
Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Joseph A. Simonetti, and Frederick P. Rivara, “Effectiveness of Interventions to Promote Safe Firearm Storage,” Epidemiologic Reviews, 38 (2016), 111-124. Download.
Eric Ruben & Joseph Blocher, “FROM THEORY TO DOCTRINE: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS AFTER HELLER,” Duke Law Journal, 67 (2018), 1434 – 1509. Download.
M. Diliberti, et. al., “Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools – Findings From the School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2015–16,” U.S. Dep’t. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, July, 2017. Download.
Eugene Volokh, “IMPLEMENTING THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS FOR SELF-DEFENSE: AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK AND A RESEARCH AGENDA,” UCLA LAW REVIEW, 56 (2009) 1443, 1549. Download.