»Is there anything to be done about gun violence in America? One solution would be to ban guns. The United Kingdom does that, and its homicide rate is about one quarter that of the United States.«
Is there anything to be done about gun violence in America? David Cole with his essay Our Romance With Guns. Therein he discusses the following books: Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America by Adam Winkler, The City That Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control by Franklin E. Zimring and Don’t Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America by David M. Kennedy. His article can be read at The New York Review of Books.