Mronz wrote:I dislike this statement
"But if you own a gun, it's most likely that gun will end up killing either you, your spouse, or your child.
I'm guessing that is your opinion, not an actual statistic?
Risks and Benefits of a Gun in the Home
David Hemenway, PhD
This article summarizes the scientific literature on the health risks and benefits of having a gun in the home for the gun owner and his/her family. For most contemporary Americans, scientific studies indicate that the health risk of a gun in the home is greater than the benefit. The evidence is overwhelming for the fact that a gun in the home is a risk factor for completed suicide and that gun accidents are most likely to occur in homes with guns. There is compelling evidence that a gun in the home is a risk factor for intimidation and for killing women in their homes. On the benefit side, there are fewer studies, and there is no credible evidence of a deterrent effect of firearms or that a gun in the home reduces the likelihood or severity of injury during an altercation or break-in. Thus, groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics urge parents not to have guns in the home.
Vaen wrote:Mronz wrote:I've known one person in my entire life who was killed by a gun they owned, all of the dozens of other individuals have never had any gun related issue.
Jesus fucking christ.
Mronz wrote:"for the fact that a gun in the home is a risk factor for completed suicide and that gun accidents are most likely to occur in homes with guns. There is"
1. a risk factor for completed suicide...
I'm not worried about people who randomly decide to kill themselves, using a purchased firearm, if you want to commit suicide, you will do it, otherwise you're just wanting attention.
2. Gun accidents are more likely in homes with guns...
Am I the only person to see how... obvious this reads?
How in the world would you have a gun accident in a home, if the home doesn't have a gun? Clearly its more likely to have a gun accident in a home, if said home has a gun... that's sort of intuited.
That would be like a statement... people are more likely to be injured in a car crash... if they own a car, than those who ride a horse.
But, thanks for the link.
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