The focus on gun control measures has taken attention away from the real causes of crime: social failings and the breakdown of the family structure. This researches issues of gun control, examining statistics surrounding who owns and uses guns and arguing that a more important issue is why people are arming themselves. -- Midwest Book Review
From the Back Cover
Regardless of your views on the issue, this book forces you to think about how much a difference gun control will make in reducing crime in America. Kopel offers a number of common-sense alternatives which may offer far greater promise of reducing crime and violence.
--Gene Guerrero, ACLU
Whether you're an advocate or an opponent of gun control, this engaging, thoroughly research book presents innovative solutions to one of America's most pressing social problems.
--Richard Neeley, retired Chief Justice,
West Virginia Supreme Court. Partner, Neeley & Hunter, Charleston, West Virginia
This collection of essays by America's leading authorities on firearms policy will help to reinvigorate and rationalize a public debate that has become more hysterical and less factual with time.
--Dan Polsby, Northwestern University School of Law