DANGER: This Object Is 2.74x More Likely to Kill Women. In my recent article about gun violence and the effects of having guns in the home, I went over a lot of studies and facts, and in order to get to the point quickly in this article, I’m going to start this by just summarizing those facts here.
There is zero relationship between guns-per-capita and violent crime, in either direction. Guns do not cause violent crime, but they also do not prevent violent crime.In fact, on average, guns are used to threaten or attack violent criminals in about 0.85% of all violent crimes — which probably goes a long way toward explaining the first point.There is also zero relationship between guns-per-capita and child-specific injuries, child-specific deaths, or overall injuries. Today, I want to talk about that last point, because it turns out to be a really big deal. That study examined the correlation between gun ownership and women getting killed on a country-by-country level.
That was the argument used to discard the study back in 2002. Fewer mass shootings occur in states with more background checks: report. States with background checks for all handgun sales had 52% fewer mass shootings as states with more lax rules, according to a report by reform advocates who examined more than six years of data.
Researchers for Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that supports gun control checks, also found that between January 2009 and 15 July those states that checked for a criminal history in buyers had 64% fewer mass shootings related to domestic violence. More than one in three of the gunmen in mass shootings had a history of felonies, domestic violence or mental illness that should have prohibited them from owning a gun, according to the gun control group. The researchers relied on the FBI’s definition of a mass shooting – an incident in which at least four people are murdered by a gun – and found 133 such shootings in the six years and seven months of the analysis.
They also controlled for population differences between states when accounting for percentages. Number Of Americans Killed By Gun Violence Vs. Terrorism Shows Disturbing Contrast. In the wake of another senseless mass shooting, a visibly frustrated President Barack Obama addressed the nation, calling on the people and Congress to make a change.
During his speech Obama contrasted efforts to combat terrorism with the lack of action on senseless gun violence. “We spend over 1 trillion dollars and pass countless laws and devote entire agencies to preventing terrorist attacks on our soil, and rightfully so,” Obama said after the deadly attack at Umpqua Community College that took at least 10 lives, including that of the shooter. “And yet we have a Congress that explicitly blocks us from collecting data on how we could potentially reduce gun deaths. How can that be?” The president challenged members of the press to address the issue: NBC News took the president up on his challenge and this is what they found: NBC News added: “The top number doesn’t even include suicides and legal police killings (which boost the number to 394,912).
Image from YouTube. Gun violence costs. National Trends Show Gun Deaths Equal or Outnumber Traffic Fatalities; Ammosexuals Proven Wrong Again. One of the favorite arguments of opponents of gun control has always been, “cars kill more people than guns,” but that argument may soon lose any validity.
In Missouri, the argument is already a moot point. In 2013, the state recorded fewer traffic fatalities than gun deaths by a considerable margin, 880 to 781, and the trend is not confined to one state. In several other states, the number of gun deaths are nearly equal and in some they are higher as in Missouri. The trend nationally has been for the numbers to grow closer; in 2010, the rate of gun deaths was 10 per 100,000 population, while the rate of traffic deaths was 12 per 100,000. Some experts are predicting that this year for the first time in many years the number of gun deaths nationwide will actually surpass the number of traffic deaths.
Automobile fatalities are declining not only in Missouri but nationwide due to engineering advancements, increased safety measures, and increased enforcement. h/t: Fox2now. Number Of Americans Killed By Gun Violence Vs. Terrorism Shows Disturbing Contrast. The True Cost of Gun Violence in America. Chapters It was a mild, crystal clear desert evening on November 15, 2004, when Jennifer Longdon and her fiance, David Rueckert, closed up his martial-arts studio and headed out to grab some carnitas tortas from a nearby taqueria.
They were joking and chatting about wedding plans—the local Japanese garden seemed perfect—as Rueckert turned their pickup into the parking lot of a strip mall in suburban north Phoenix. A red truck with oversize tires and tinted windows sideswiped theirs, and as they stopped to get out, Rueckert's window exploded. He told Longdon to get down and reached for the handgun he had inside a cooler on the cab floor. As he threw the truck into gear, there were two more shots. The air bag against her was stifling, the inside of the cab hot. There was a rush of cool air, and a man leaning over her. Half of her ribs were shattered. She was barely hanging on as the ER doctor prepared to insert a tube through her rib cage. Jennifer Longdon Antonius Wiriadjaja Kamari Ridgle.