Cafe Philo New York Message Board › our discussion on guns on march 21
New York, NY
I'm forwarding a section from an online article about guns that I just read.
I wasn't sure of this statistic last night.
Myth #5: Keeping a gun at home makes you safer.
Fact-check: Owning a gun has been linked to higher risks of homicide, suicide, and accidental death by gun.
• For every time a gun is used in self-defense in the home, there are 7 assaults or murders, 11 suicide attempts, and 4 accidents involving guns in or around a home.