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Guns in the U.S.: We’re better at killing Americans than our enemies are

by Bill Hayes

In Guns in the U.S.: We’re better at killing Americans than our enemies are for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Shermer argues that a gun in the home is more likely to prove dangerous than protective.

Consider this finding from a 1998 study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: “Every time a gun in the home was used in a self’-defense or legally justifiable shooting, there were four unintentional shootings, seven criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides.” [more]