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Preface ix

Executive Summary 1

1 Introduction 11

2 Data for Measuring Firearms Violence and Ownership 19

3 Patterns of Firearm-Related Violence 53

4 Interventions Aimed at Illegal Firearm Acquisition 72

5 The Use of Guns to Defend Against Criminals 102

6 Right-to-Carry Laws 120

7 Firearms and Suicide 152

8 Firearm Injury Prevention Programs 201

9 Criminal Justice Interventions to Reduce Firearm-Related

Violence 221

References 242

Appendixes

A Dissent 269

James Q. Wilson

B Committee Response to Wilson’s Dissent 272

C Judicial Scrutiny of Challenged Gun Control Regulations: 276

The Implications of an Individual Right Interpretation of the

Second Amendment

Scott Gast

D Statistical Issues in the Evaluation of the Effects of 299

Right-to-Carry Laws

Joel L. Horowitz

E Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff 309

Index 317