Thursday, February 22, 2018

Scientific American: More guns are linked to more crimes

But the word 'science' is in the title so you know gun nuts are going to cry fake news. But in this article the three main points are:
  • The claim that gun ownership stops crime is common in the U.S., and that belief drives laws that make it easy to own and keep firearms.
  • But about 30 careful studies show more guns are linked to more crimes: murders, rapes, and others. Far less research shows that guns help.
  • Interviews with people in heavily gun-owning towns show they are not as wedded to the crime defense idea as the gun lobby claims.
See the link for the scientific details that having more guns only leads to more, not less, crime.

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