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Confronting Gun Violence In America
By Thomas Gabor, Ph.D. (Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
Each year, more than 100,000 Americans are killed or suffer serious injuries from gunfire. The United States has dramatically higher gun ownership levels and gun deaths than other affluent countries.
Confronting Gun Violence in America examines the link between gun ownership and homicide, suicide, and unintentional death. Based on a comprehensive review of research and original analyses, Thomas Gabor presents a series of measures to combat America’s gun violence problem.
Specific issues examined include:
Are mass shootings increasing and are they becoming more lethal?
Do guns in the home make us safer?
Does the presence of guns make a difference in the outcome of an attack or suicide attempt?
How often are guns used in self-defense?
Do states with more gun owners have more or fewer gun deaths than states with fewer gun owners?
Is widespread gun ownership contributing to police shootings of citizens and the shooting of officers?
Are career criminals (“bad guys”) responsible for most gun deaths?
Do some gun laws prevent gun violence?Type your paragraph here.
Summer Solstice Picnic
The first day of Summer and the longest day of the year. Come join us on Saturday, June 24 from 11am to 5pm at Tradewinds Park. 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL.
Come celebrate the first day of Summer... on the third day of Summer, June 24 starting at 11 am, at the Elfin Shelter in Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, FL.
There will be hamburgers and hot dogs, water and soda provided by FLASH, please bring a covered dish to share.
The Elfin Shelter is just past Butterfly World on the right hand side, It is close to a playground, volleyball court and restrooms. Tradewinds park has a disc golf course and a bike/walking path, large open fields for flying kites or drones. Elfin Shelter is close to ample parking. Tradewinds Park, because of the butterflies and bees does not spray insecticides. Please remember bug spray and sunblock. Tradewinds also allows beer and wine, as well as leashed pets.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jim Scott, Deerfield/Boca Raton community organizer.
click here for a park map
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