For readers who need just the facts, this installment in the Issues in Focus series presents statistics on gun-related...

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"GUNS, VIOLENCE, AND TEENS"

For readers who need just the facts, this installment in the Issues in Focus series presents statistics on gun-related violence and fatalities as it explores both sides of the gun control issue. It's a well-researched, relevant effort, but readers will find it hard to wade through the catalogue of nitty-gritty statistics. The few passages of anecdotal narrative pique interest, but there isn't enough opinion and analysis to break up the information and incite discussion. The facts are well organized; highlights include the chapters on the history of gun use, gun laws in different states, and violence-prevention efforts. This resource will work best in conjunction with more impassioned fare, e.g., Janet Bode and Stan Mack's Hard Time (1996).

Pub Date: July 1, 1997

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 112

Publisher: Enslow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1997