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Unintended Consequences

Pro-Handgun Experts Prove That Handguns Are a Dangerous Choice for Self-Defense

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Emerging Public Health Debate

Chapter One: Selling A Lie

Chapter Two: Safety Last

Chapter Three: Paper Targets Don't Shoot Back

Chapter Four: Scared to Death

Chapter Five: Facing Facts

Appendix A: The Experts

Appendix B: Bibliography of Studies Criticizing Lott and Mustard's Findings


This is the full text of the November 2001 Violence Policy Center study Unintended Consequences: Pro-Handgun Experts Prove That Handguns Are A Dangerous Choice for Self-Defense. To order a bound, soft-cover edition of this study please send a check for $8.00 to Violence Policy Center, 1730 Rhode Island Ave NW, Suite 1014, Washington, DC 20036.



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The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational foundation that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm-related death and injury.