Published 07/17/12

Guns in America

Cover of Carter's bookProfessor of Sociology Gregg Carter brings his expertise regarding guns in America to the discussion in the wake of a mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and 58 injured.

Carter, editor of Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture and the Law, tells the host of the public radio news show "To the Point" that shootings of four-plus victims occur in the United States about two dozen times a year. Though "still a largely U.S. problem," instances of mass shootings are growing in other countries, Carter said. Such copy-cat crimes can be attributed in part to instant communication.

His remarks begin at 11:30 in this hour-long broadcast.

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