|Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings|
Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings is a book by Louis Klarevas, published by Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY in 2016.
In the past decade, no individual act of violence has killed more people in the United States than the mass shooting. This well-researched, forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions facing our society: Why do people go on killing sprees? Are gun-free zones magnets for deadly rampages? What can we do to curb the carnage of this disturbing form of firearm violence?
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the author shows that gun possession often prods aggrieved, mentally unstable individuals to go on shooting sprees; these attacks largely occur in places where guns are not prohibited by law; and sensible gun control measures like the federal assault weapons ban—which helped drastically reduce rampage violence when it was in effect—are instrumental to keeping Americans safe from mass shootings in the future.
To stem gun massacres, the author proposes several original policy prescriptions, including a high-capacity magazine ban and buy-back program, the establishment of multi-jurisdictional task forces to assess active shooter threats, and an overhaul of the way the justice system investigates and prosecutes violent crimes. Calling attention to the unique security threat of mass shootings, Rampage Nation demonstrates that there are practical ways to stem this growing form of gun violence through smart, creative solutions.
Table of contentsEdit
|Part 1: Problem|
|Chapter One: Sandy Hook||17|
|Chapter Two: The Beginning of Wisdom||31|
|Chapter Three: A Growing Threat||49|
|Part 2: Probe|
|Chapter Four: Unstable, Angry, Armed Men||89|
|Chapter Five: No Place is Safe||131|
|Chapter Six: Guns Kill, Some More than Others||183|
|Part 3: Prescription|
|Chapter Seven: Breaking the Trinity||229|
|Chapter Eight: The Bad Man's Awe||249|
|Chapter Nine: The New Normal||267|
|Appendix A: A Theoretical Profile of Seung Hui Cho: From the Perspective of a Forensic Behavioral Scientist, by Roger L. Depue, PhD||271|