Saturday, November 06, 2004

Trying to make a convert

I have been talking about guns a lot recently with my friends. On of them who is not very political in general, sent me this email.

Subject: Prospective purchase

This morning I kept hearing about a study about having a gun in the home and how it drastically increases the chances of being killed in a homicide, etc.

I can't find the study but I know it was from the CDC.

Older Studies:

Guns in the Home - A Greater Risk to Family and Friends

For every time a gun is used in a home in a legally-justifiable shooting [note that every self-defense is legally justifiable] there are 22 criminal, unintentional, and suicide-related shootings

The presence of a gun in the home triples the risk of homicide in the home

The presence of a gun in the home increases the risk of suicide fivefold.

He just cited the brady campaing to me. Well I have not have time to respond, but I am going to do some research on each of links, send him the correct numbers, read to him the bill of rights, and then take him gun shopping.



Vestigial Fish said...

I would also point out that owning a car drastically increases your chance of dying in an automobile accident.

Cubicle said...

I was going going to tell him that exact same thing. :)