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Guns dont defend.
Mon Jan 17, 2011 15:14
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Jan 17th, 2011 - 3:24 AM QuoteReply True....and guns in homes don't protect the people in them...............


According to a study reported in the Journal of Trauma-Injury, Infection and Critical Care in August 1998, "Guns kept in homes are more likely to be involved in a fatal or nonfatal accidental shooting, criminal assault, or suicide attempt than to be used to injure or kill in self-defense."

Specifically, they found, "...For every one time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense..., there were four unintentional shootings, seven criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides." Put another way, five percent of the time, a gun in the home was used for self-protection; 95 percent of the time it resulted in mayhem.

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/opinions/letters_to_the_editor/x1500472550/Ramey-Consequences-of-guns-in-homes

http://www.leicestertigers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=31051



  • You have surrendered the right of self-defense.David F Mayer, Sun Jan 16 23:59
    Not much of a victory, as far as I can see. Violent crime is rising in UK. Eventually, the people will demand the restoration of the right of self-defense, which translates in practice to the right... more
    • Mass murder on U.S. streetsjobee, Mon Jan 17 06:16
      We have huge population increase in the UK[one of the planets future problems]in relation to this our crime figurs are quite good. Your mass killings on the streets of the US are an embarrassment to... more
      • You still ignore the right of self-defense. (nm)David F Mayer, Mon Jan 17 11:53
        • Leicester leadsjobee, Sat Jan 22 12:37
          I dont refuse you the right to use your brain. Leicester leads on the fight against crime. NEWS - PRESS RELEASES Eminent Inventor of DNA Fingerprinting Gains New Recognition Accolade announced for... more
        • More home security would pay.jobee, Mon Jan 17 15:21
          Repeat According to a study reported in the Journal of Trauma-Injury, Infection and Critical Care in August 1998, "Guns kept in homes are more likely to be involved in a fatal or nonfatal accidental... more
          • NOT when you exclude felons, illegal immigrants, etc.David F Mayer, Mon Jan 17 15:55
            The fact is that those of us not convicted of felonies, nor in the USA illegally are FAR more likely to use our guns lawfully in self-defense (or defense of family) than to harm family members. In... more
            • Guns are not home securityJobee, Mon Jan 17 16:08
              They most certainly are not street security. Gun libraries now. According to a study reported in the Journal of Trauma-Injury, Infection and Critical Care in August 1998, "Guns kept in homes are more ... more
              • Again, it depends on WHO had it.David F Mayer, Mon Jan 17 20:19
                In the case of felons, it is ALREADY illegal for them to have them. The rest of us seem not to have the problem. David F Mayer
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