Guns are not home security
Mon Jan 17, 2011 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 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.

  • 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 security — Jobee, Mon Jan 17 16:08
      • 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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