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NCJ Number: 158057 Find in a Library
Title: Toward a Gun-safe Society: Movement Building Strategies
Corporate Author: Advocacy Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Advocacy Institute
Washington, DC 20036
Joyce Foundation
Chicago, IL 60602
Sale Source: Advocacy Institute
1707 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Groups of health professionals, children's advocates, and others concerned about the increase in gun-related violence in the United States met on October 28 and November 9, 1993 to focus on strategies required to support and sustain legislative, and other initiatives necessary to help achieve a society safe from violence by firearms.
Abstract: Participants agreed that despite increasing public and government support for more aggressive handgun control legislation, significant measures will require the development of a broadly based, strategically and tactically focused gun-safe society movement. Advocates must broaden and reframe its thrust from crime control to the universal public health goal of prevention of firearm injury and safety from violence in the streets, homes, schools, and communities. Responsible, concerned gun owners must be part of the groups aligned on behalf of gun-safe society policies. Science-based policy and research must be developed and disseminated. Also needed are media advocacy, alliance building, infrastructure development, and legislative initiatives at all levels of government. List of participants
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Gun Control; Gun control legislation; Public Attitudes/Opinion
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