Guns prevent murders in the US.

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Owner: Ibrahim
Status: Approved
Topic: law
Debate: Should guns be banned?
Created on Fri 10 Apr 2020 11:31 PM

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.”