The Relationship between Firearm Ownership and Violent Crime

Criminologists and other researchers have attempted to understand whether there is a connection between firearm prevalence and crime. Some experts have argued that prevalence of firearms increases crime, while others have argued it reduces crime. The purpose of this...

Reducing access to guns by violent offenders

This article begins by describing trends and patterns of gun ownership and transactions in the population at large. The discussion is informed in part by another in this volume that reports the results of a new national survey (Azrael et al. 2017). This information...