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General Index 355 ABC News, 58, 74, 85, 135, 161, 192, 274 Accidents, gun, xxv, 6, 8, 22–23, 27–35, 36, 62, 113, 125, 128, 175, 225 among children, 3, 28, 30–33, 62, 87–88, 108–11, 127, 138 and gun policies, 190, 195, 216–20 in the home, 80, 81, 82, 87, 88, 104 international comparisons, 3, 60, 108– 9, 216 and manufacturers, 135, 139 recent reduction in, 34–35 studies of, 28–29, 81, 87–88, 108–9, 120, 169, 283–84 among women, 120–21 wrong arguments about, 182, 187, 206, 282 Accuracy of information about guns, 281–85 Acts of God, injuries as, 11 Adolescents, 49, 58, 83, 112–20, 126, 127– 29, 149, 176, 219, 265, 276 gun accidents among, 27 gun carrying by, 96, 115–18, 128 gun homicide among, 48, 88–96, 113– 15, 126 and gun manufacturers, 131, 134, 138 and gun policy, 179, 180, 181, 189, 217 in schools, 88–94 suicide among, 39–40, 42–45, 83, 113, 183 Advertising. See Marketing African Americans, 37, 53, 82, 98, 99, 103, 107, 124–27, 128, 165 AIDS, 278 Airbags, xxv, 30, 180 Airline hijackings, 93, 99 Alcohol, 10, 24, 95, 131, 164, 179, 192–96 accidents and, 5, 22–23 gun carrying and, 93, 97, 103 gun ownership and, 7, 165 gun storage and, 84 homicide and, 5, 47, 94, 195 and public policy, 128, 166, 181, 192–96, 206, 212, 217 as statistical control variable, 40, 43, 50, 53, 270 and traffic safety, 195 Alzheimer’s disease, 82 American Academy of Pediatrics, 19, 83, 87, 225 American Association of Suicidology, 44 American Bar Association, 159, 160, 213 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 159 American College of Physicians, 19 American College of Surgeons, 14 American Medical Association (AMA), 14, 15 American Public Health Association, 31 American Revolution, 5, 160 American Rifleman, 78, 275 American Shooting Sports Council, 145 Ammunition, 132, 138, 139, 149, 150, 210, 214, 226 Animals, 72, 97 Annie E. Casey Foundation, 220 Anticar policies, 23 Antifederalists, 155 Antigun policies, xxvi Antihealth policies, 23 Arms race. See Contagion Articles of Confederation, 153, 154 ASK campaign, 87 Assassinations, 45, 137, 209 Assault weapons, 132–33, 164, 211, 219, 284 Assault Weapons Ban, 211 Association for Student Judicial Affairs, 95 Atlantic Monthly, 119 Atlantic Philanthropies, 220 Atlantic Shores Christian School, 119 Automobiles safety of (see Traffic safety) theft of, 2, 199, 284 trunks, accidental deaths in, 30 Badger Guns and Ammo, 144 Bar fights, 54, 104, 187 Bars, 99, 191, 279 Baseball, 99 Baseball bats, 77, 81, 277 Batterers, 59, 123–24, 170. See also Intimate partner violence Bayonets, 132 BB guns. See Pellet guns Beanbag bullets, 139 Bears, 72 Beer, 53 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys, 28, 29, 42, 43, 50, 110, 121 Beretta, 131 The Bias against Guns, 282 Bill of Rights, 155, 159, 161 Binge drinking, 7, 116 Blacks. See African Americans Blame, 17, 23–25, 60 Boston Globe, 32, 36, 70, 71, 74, 75, 94, 111, 112, 133, 137–39, 207 Boston Gun Project, 144, 175, 176 “Boston miracle,” 175–76, 181 Bowling for Columbine, 197 Brady Bill, 141, 164, 170, 171, 211 Branch Davidian cult, 137, 147 Breast Cancer Screening Project (New York), 274 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 93, 207 Browning, 131 Bulletproof vests, 211 Bullets. See Ammunition Bullying, 93 Bunk beds, 112 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). See U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2 Burglary, 69, 113, 128, 138, 276, 278 effects of gun laws on, 167, 169 gun prevalence and, 65, 66, 82, 184–85 guns stolen during, 82, 118–19, 149 international comparisons, 1, 2, 66, 184–85, 199 self-defense gun use during, 67, 77, 80 Burton v. Sills, 157 Buybacks, gun, 217, 219, 284–85 Canadian Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1977, 169 Canadian Department of Justice, 34 Canadian Firearms Centre, 197 Cancer, 10, 124, 189 Car theft, 2, 199, 284 general index 356 general INDEX 357 Case-control studies, 39–41, 49, 51–53, 78, 81, 121–24, 183, 225, 261–64 Case fatality rates, 36–37 Caseless ammunition, 138, 150, 214, 226 CBS News, 32, 98, 161 Census Bureau. See U.S. Census Bureau Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), xxv, xxvii, 2, 3, 17, 26–29, 35–37, 47, 94, 108, 110, 113–15, 120–22, 125–27, 190, 192, 210, 219, 221, 281 Chainsaws, 30 Chicago Tribune, 71 Child abuse, 110 Child fatality review...