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"House Republican reacts to Dems' fit over guns in her home"
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2020 Stolen
2021-02-20 17:36:24 UTC
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Spoken like a true phony pastor man.
Guns don't kill people. Gun owners kill people.


Every single shooting in the USSA was perpetrated by a gun owner.

Statistically, having a gun in your home is more dangerous for you and your
family, especially if you have young children or teens. A 2014 review in the
Annals of Internal Medicine concluded having a firearm in the home, even when
it’s properly stored, doubles your risk of becoming a victim of homicide and
triples the risk of suicide.3

Because the majority of gun owners do not secure their weapons, children are
especially at risk of gun violence in their homes. A 2015 study in the
Journal of Urban Health estimated as many as 4.6 million children in America
live in homes with unsecured guns.4 Experts agree that properly securing and
storing guns can be an effective way to address incidents of suicide, mass
shootings, and unintentional shootings among children and teenagers. Parents
who are gun owners should take the extra precaution of researching the best
gun safes or car gun safes to lower the risk of gun violence for their
children and prevent their firearms from falling into the wrong hands.
More guns = more gun violence

The statistics on gun violence also apply on a broader scale. The more
firearms there are in a country (whether for self-defense, concealed carry,
or recreational use), the higher the incidence of gun violence. Even after
controlling for other factors like income, crime levels, and demographics,
many studies over the last decade confirm this conclusion.

Americans are about 5% of the world’s population but have 42% of the world’s
privately owned firearms.5 A fact which David Hemenway, professor of health
policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, believes contributes to
the higher rates of gun-related homicide in America compared with other
industrialized nations. “Within the United States, a wide array of empirical
evidence indicates that more guns in a community lead to more homicide.”6

The prevalence of guns in the community means incidents like robbery and
other crimes are more likely to carry the risk of gun violence. In states
that have “stand your ground” laws, Rand Corporation found even minor
disagreements or physical altercations carried a greater risk of turning into
violent crime. In short, gun ownership does not increase safety, and the
prevalence of guns directly correlates with significantly greater risk of
gun-related homicides and suicides.

While the facts surrounding the safety of having a gun in the home are clear,
the choice to own a gun is more complicated for many homeowners. Be aware
that the safest way to protect your home is to focus on buying the best home
security system, and leave the firearms to law enforcement. If you do own
guns, you can reduce the risk of unintentional shootings and other types of
gun violence by storing your firearm in a gun safe or home safe.
Bill Flett
2021-02-20 18:00:13 UTC
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Post by 2020 Stolen
Spoken like a true phony pastor man.
Guns don't kill people. Gun owners kill people.
Every single shooting in the USSA was perpetrated by a gun owner.
Statistically, having a gun in your home is more dangerous for you and your
family, especially if you have young children or teens. A 2014 review in the
Annals of Internal Medicine concluded having a firearm in the home, even when
it’s properly stored, doubles your risk of becoming a victim of homicide and
triples the risk of suicide.
This study repeats the Kellerman misuse of statistics, and completely fucks up
the direction of causation. People are more likely to own guns if they feel
they are at greater risk of being the victims of violence. Often those fears
are well founded. They don't suffer more violence because they have guns — they
have guns because they are more likely to be the victims of violence.

Kellerman stupidly defended his finding more than 25 years ago by saying his
methodology was no different than that used to show the link between smoking and
lung cancer. Kleck pointed out the critical difference: no one ever thought
that cancer causes smoking. There was no doubt as to the direction of the arrow
of causation. There *is* the possibility — actually, the likelihood — that the
direction of the arrow between guns and victimization of violence points the
other way from what the gun grabbers say.
Ted
2021-02-20 23:00:35 UTC
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Post by Bill Flett
Post by 2020 Stolen
Spoken like a true phony pastor man.
Guns don't kill people. Gun owners kill people.
Every single shooting in the USSA was perpetrated by a gun owner.
Statistically, having a gun in your home is more dangerous for you and your
family, especially if you have young children or teens. A 2014 review in the
Annals of Internal Medicine concluded having a firearm in the home, even when
it’s properly stored, doubles your risk of becoming a victim of homicide and
triples the risk of suicide.
This study repeats the Kellerman misuse of statistics, and
completely fucks up
Post by Bill Flett
the direction of causation. People are more likely to own guns if they feel
they are at greater risk of being the victims of violence. Often those fears
are well founded. They don't suffer more violence because they have guns — they
have guns because they are more likely to be the victims of
violence.
Post by Bill Flett
Kellerman stupidly defended his finding
more than 25 years ago by saying his
methodology was no different than that
used to show the link between smoking
and
lung cancer. Kleck pointed out the critical
difference: no one ever thought
that cancer causes smoking. There was
no doubt as to the direction of the arrow
of causation. There *is* the possibility —
actually, the likelihood — that the
direction of the arrow between guns and
victimization of violence points the
other way from what the gun grabbers say.
Thanks Bill. I doubt the evil lying little coward
will have the guts to respond.
2020 Stolen
2021-02-28 21:58:29 UTC
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Spoken like a true phony pastor man.
Guns don't kill people. Gun owners kill people.


Every single shooting in the USSA was perpetrated by a gun owner.

Statistically, having a gun in your home is more dangerous for you and your
family, especially if you have young children or teens. A 2014 review in the
Annals of Internal Medicine concluded having a firearm in the home, even when
it’s properly stored, doubles your risk of becoming a victim of homicide and
triples the risk of suicide.3

Because the majority of gun owners do not secure their weapons, children are
especially at risk of gun violence in their homes. A 2015 study in the
Journal of Urban Health estimated as many as 4.6 million children in America
live in homes with unsecured guns.4 Experts agree that properly securing and
storing guns can be an effective way to address incidents of suicide, mass
shootings, and unintentional shootings among children and teenagers. Parents
who are gun owners should take the extra precaution of researching the best
gun safes or car gun safes to lower the risk of gun violence for their
children and prevent their firearms from falling into the wrong hands.
More guns = more gun violence

The statistics on gun violence also apply on a broader scale. The more
firearms there are in a country (whether for self-defense, concealed carry,
or recreational use), the higher the incidence of gun violence. Even after
controlling for other factors like income, crime levels, and demographics,
many studies over the last decade confirm this conclusion.

Americans are about 5% of the world’s population but have 42% of the world’s
privately owned firearms.5 A fact which David Hemenway, professor of health
policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, believes contributes to
the higher rates of gun-related homicide in America compared with other
industrialized nations. “Within the United States, a wide array of empirical
evidence indicates that more guns in a community lead to more homicide.”6

The prevalence of guns in the community means incidents like robbery and
other crimes are more likely to carry the risk of gun violence. In states
that have “stand your ground” laws, Rand Corporation found even minor
disagreements or physical altercations carried a greater risk of turning into
violent crime. In short, gun ownership does not increase safety, and the
prevalence of guns directly correlates with significantly greater risk of
gun-related homicides and suicides.

While the facts surrounding the safety of having a gun in the home are clear,
the choice to own a gun is more complicated for many homeowners. Be aware
that the safest way to protect your home is to focus on buying the best home
security system, and leave the firearms to law enforcement. If you do own
guns, you can reduce the risk of unintentional shootings and other types of
gun violence by storing your firearm in a gun safe or home safe.
2020 Stolen
2021-04-16 04:34:24 UTC
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Spoken like a true phony pastor man.
Guns don't kill people. Gun owners kill people.


Every single shooting in the USSA was perpetrated by a gun owner.

Statistically, having a gun in your home is more dangerous for you and your
family, especially if you have young children or teens. A 2014 review in the
Annals of Internal Medicine concluded having a firearm in the home, even when
it’s properly stored, doubles your risk of becoming a victim of homicide and
triples the risk of suicide.3

Because the majority of gun owners do not secure their weapons, children are
especially at risk of gun violence in their homes. A 2015 study in the
Journal of Urban Health estimated as many as 4.6 million children in America
live in homes with unsecured guns.4 Experts agree that properly securing and
storing guns can be an effective way to address incidents of suicide, mass
shootings, and unintentional shootings among children and teenagers. Parents
who are gun owners should take the extra precaution of researching the best
gun safes or car gun safes to lower the risk of gun violence for their
children and prevent their firearms from falling into the wrong hands.
More guns = more gun violence

The statistics on gun violence also apply on a broader scale. The more
firearms there are in a country (whether for self-defense, concealed carry,
or recreational use), the higher the incidence of gun violence. Even after
controlling for other factors like income, crime levels, and demographics,
many studies over the last decade confirm this conclusion.

Americans are about 5% of the world’s population but have 42% of the world’s
privately owned firearms.5 A fact which David Hemenway, professor of health
policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, believes contributes to
the higher rates of gun-related homicide in America compared with other
industrialized nations. “Within the United States, a wide array of empirical
evidence indicates that more guns in a community lead to more homicide.”6

The prevalence of guns in the community means incidents like robbery and
other crimes are more likely to carry the risk of gun violence. In states
that have “stand your ground” laws, Rand Corporation found even minor
disagreements or physical altercations carried a greater risk of turning into
violent crime. In short, gun ownership does not increase safety, and the
prevalence of guns directly correlates with significantly greater risk of
gun-related homicides and suicides.

While the facts surrounding the safety of having a gun in the home are clear,
the choice to own a gun is more complicated for many homeowners. Be aware
that the safest way to protect your home is to focus on buying the best home
security system, and leave the firearms to law enforcement. If you do own
guns, you can reduce the risk of unintentional shootings and other types of
gun violence by storing your firearm in a gun safe or home safe.

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