Monday, January 07, 2013

More guns = more killing.

Excellent piece in the Times this weekend debunking the right's absurd "the answer to gun deaths is more guns" argument.

Scientific studies have consistently found that places with more guns have more violent deaths, both homicides and suicides. Women and children are more likely to die if there’s a gun in the house. The more guns in an area, the higher the local suicide rates. “Generally, if you live in a civilized society, more guns mean more death,” said David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. “There is no evidence that having more guns reduces crime. None at all.”
Read the whole thing, then check out this typically glib post by Putz where he brags about how many bullets Dr. Mrs. Putz has.


Anonymous said...

Places with more cars have more deaths by cars. In America 30,000 per year.

More cars = more death by cars.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately no police officers have ever killed innocent by-standers nor courts convict innocent men and women. So why is the ACLU and the Innocence Project wasting our time?