A woman's chances of being killed by her abuser increase more than 7 times if he has access to a gun.
One study found that women in states with higher gun ownership rates were 4.9 times more likely to be murdered by a gun than women in states with lower gun ownership rates.
Risk Factors for Femicide in Abusive Relationships: Results From a Multisite Case Control Study
Firearm availability and suicide, homicide, and unintentional firearm deaths among women
The people of Connecticut will not be happy to hear you speak against gun control like that, especially after the Newtown shooting.
There are no extremists present on this thread. Not even you, though you lend yourself to emotive language. An extremist is someone who's views are far outside the mainstream opinion of the general sociaty. The American general view on gun ownership is that having a handgun for personal protection is perfectly fine. You, however, want all guns banned, and that view is more removed from the American mainstream than is general approval of owning a handgun.
Last edited by Jerry; 02-06-15 at 05:04 AM.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Get that kid in uniform...what a sniper he will make.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Then went on to prove it conclusively using both child accidental and intentional death rates by firearmsI'll go find that quote. But you are the one that has waffled back and forth between intentional and accidental as you tried, ineffectually, to prove an unprovable point.
I'm sorry I don't indulge in the hairsplitting you would like me to. I just let the facts speak for themselveshere we go, where you are more than happy to use 'overall' stats to prove your point when ignoring them here in the US
They are horrific and are by many orders of magnitude the worst in the developed world as you have been shown multiple times nowOur overall gun deaths in the US are extremely low when compared to total gun ownership.
Thats why you were given the under 14 child gun death rates which totally flies against that argument. Just to remind 75% of all children in the developed world murdered between the ages of 5 and 14 are murdered in the US. I seriously doubt most of your gangbangers are under 14As you've been told many times, gun deaths are mainly focused on criminals, gang members, and socio-economically challenged areas.
The numbers tell a different story with over a million Americans killed by domestic firearms over the last 3 decades. This is over double the US casualty rate for both world wars and a statistic not reflected in any other developed societyBut *overall* the rest of America is at little risk, esp. when you consider how many guns the rest of us law-abiding citizens own.