ON THE ETHICS OF AMERICAN HANDGUN OWNERSHIP1 David DeGrazia Introduction Guns occupy a major—sometimes terrible—place in contemporary American life.
42.1% of robberies ° and 19% In nations with stricter laws, the rate is significantly less. I argue that anthropology is uniquely situated to provide a better understanding of how this ethical system is produced, thereby allowing us to move beyond the falsely dichotomous terms of the gun control debate. Data were gathered for all 170 U.S. cities with a 1980 population of at least 100,000.
10 According to the most recent data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the overall homicide rate in the United States, per 100,000 people, is 4.8. Integrating research on focusing events, contextual effects and perceived threat, this article stipulates that residing near a mass shooting should increase support for gun control by making the threat of gun violence more salient.
Previous studies have found that gun ownership is associated with higher levels of gun assault and gun homicide, although none of these … Preventing Gun Deaths in Children Source: The New England Journal of Medicine. Overall, physicians are being asked to redefine their professional responsibilities to engage larger legal, cultural, and ethical questions about gun ownership.
Recently returned from a period of fieldwork with a gun rights activist … ethics relies upon a personification of the opposition between good and evil that ultimately defines who fits within the category of human and who is relegated to the inhuman, or monstrous, realm. Setting and population US gun owners from 1998-2015. Preventing Gun Deaths in Children Source: The New England Journal of Medicine. The debate tends to be acrimonious and is frequently misinformed and illogical. The cities were coded for the presence of 19 major categories of firearms restriction, including both state- and city-level restrictions. The first section summarizes the American gun control status quo and ... [ 24 ], Ethics Press., a a In some cases, the courts simply applied Scalia's language in Heller regarding presumptively valid gun laws, as in the challenges brought by criminal defendants against the federal law barring gun ownership by convicted felons. In Memory of Daniel-Reviving Research to Prevent Gun Violence Source: The New England Journal of Medicine.
In 2002, 71.1% of murders, 9 . The economic cost of firearm-related injuries in the United States from 2006 to 2010 Source: Surgery. The United States leads all nations in rates of private gun ownership, yet stories of gun tragedies frequent the news, spurring calls for tighter gun regulations. The economic cost of firearm-related injuries in the United States from 2006 to 2010 Source: Surgery. What effects do gun control restrictions and gun prevalence have on rates of violence and crime? Some important terms and concepts related to the gun ownership debate are: assault weapons, background checks, concealment, secondary Market Scales, Special Interest Groups, and Well-Regulated Militia. As far as conversations starters go, they're right up there with religion, politics and immigration as ways of starting a really, really loud argument, really, really fast. The Multi-Layered Meaning of Gun Ownership. Ethics for Everyone. Ah, guns. Data were gathered for all 170 U.S. cities with a 1980 population of at least 100,000. Design Cross sectional time series. advertisement. This helps us to understand why advocates of gun ownership react to mass shootings by reaffirming their need to possess fire-arms. Book chapters and peer-reviewed scholarly articles. If it were shown that allowing private gun ownership would lead to an overall net increase in crime or other social harms, then the strength of a putative right to own a gun would be diminished.
gun ownership. Gun ownership is also a potentially key variable to be examined in conjunction with gun laws, given that statewide gun ownership can lead to the implementation of laws, and the implementation of laws can result in changes to statewide gun ownership. Potential answers range from policy-level advocacy to community-level outreach, and from bedside education to serving as gatekeepers to obtaining concealed weapon permits [2-5]. 8 .