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Gun Control: A Discussion

If the topic of gun control was polarizing before the 2016 election, it has reached the height of toxicity in the aftermath. How do we even begin to engage in a continued national conversation?

Enter two Duke University faculty members—Philip Cook, professor of Public Policy, Economics and Sociology; and Kristin Goss, associate professor of Political Science—and their recently released The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know.

From the gun culture that took root early in American history to the mass shootings that continually bring public discussion of gun control to a fever pitch, this book, and our evening with the authors, will immerse you in the issues at hand: the latest research on gun control effectiveness, the connection between violent crime and mental illness and the question of whether more guns make us safer.



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