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Should guns be banned?

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Topic: law
Owner: Ibrahim
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Created on Fri 10 Apr 2020 11:30 PM

Please note that this is a complex issue with many variables involved. Statistics may not tell the full story.

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This source cites statistics that show guns prevent significantly more murders than they cause in the US. For instance, it states the following:

In 1995, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology published the results of a 1993 nationwide survey of 4,977 households. It found that over the previous five years, at least 0.5% of households had members who had used a gun for defense during a situation in which they thought someone “almost certainly would have been killed” if they “had not used a gun for protection.” This amounts to 162,000 such incidents per year and excludes all “military service, police work, or work as a security guard.”

Ibrahim - Fri 10 Apr 2020 11:31 PM - Approved Save - Report