Today there is a new study on the possession of weapons in America. This in itself is valuable for news as the NRA has done its best to stifle research into firearms and weapons violence, but this study in particular gives the burden of something that I am it is very clear. gun.
The study, published in the magazine pediatricsanalyzed the weapons ownership data of the past 41 years, and found that the proportion of families with small children who had weapons fell from 50% to 45% for white families. (CNN researchers did not have enough data to make reliable conclusions about black families.) But not all weapons are equal. The survey found that while total property among families with young children declined, 49% of these weapons were pistols in 1976. But in 2016, 72% of them were guns.
According to CNN, this happened:
This increase is related to doubling child mortality from firearms over the past decade, which partly explains this, according to the survey.
Child mortality from firearms peaked in the late 1970s and early 1980s and declined to 2001, the study said. The rates have risen again, almost doubling over the last decade from 0.36 per 100,000 children aged 1 to 4 to 0.63 per 100,000.
This is just one proof to make a case that we really should not argue anymore. You do not need to own a gun. If you have one child and have a small child, this child is at risk. "But I lock my weapons, the problem is the irresponsible owner of the weapon – people will cry. If you own a gun, there is a chance to kill your child. The child will make a mistake or make a mistake and your child will be dead. The gun is small; the geometry of the location where the probe points when it goes out is particularly deadly compared to the more cumbersome firearm. Children do not understand that. The adults, much of the time, do not understand that.
Pistols exist for one reason: to kill human beings. People argue that the gun is an instrument all the time. Yes. Weapons are tools. Their function is death. The gun is a tool for killing people. Your rifle or hunting rifle? You can reasonably claim that these have a purpose that does not kill people. (They are meant to kill things that are not people). The AR-15 or other military rifle was also built to kill people, but that's another day's argument. Do not hunt with a gun. I'm sure people did it, I was on the ground, and I shot one of those big Colt Pythons, someone could find somewhere or something else, but you're a fool and an idiot if you do.
But shooting guns is fun, you can say! Yes, it's fun. But it's not so much fun that it costs thousands of deaths that can be prevented.
Do you need a self defense gun? No, you do not. If you are so desperate and uncertain about having a firearm in your home, take a shotgun that is easier to secure, easier to use and far less likely to penetrate into the walls of your house. It is less likely to lead to the accidental death of your child. A large, heavy rifle is much harder for a small child than a small, lightweight gun, the logic the research results seem to support.
Here's what happens when you try to shoot a self-defense gun: There's a good chance you'll miss or hit something you did not want to hit. Most likely, what happens is that the other person who has a gun will shoot you first or take your weapon and shoot you with it, or you can shoot them but they will shoot you back. In 2009, a study found that people possessing weapons had a 4.46 times greater chance of being shot in an attack than people who did not have a gun. Cops trained to shoot people with guns shoot the wrong people all the time. You will not stop a crime. If you stop a crime, you will be an extreme departure from the trend that predominantly leads to the death of innocent people.
Why are you exposed to this? Why introduce it into the equation? If you are honest with yourself because the gun makes you feel strong. I understand, indeed. You can kill everything with a gun, but most of all you can kill people. You can hide it in your belt or pocket or jacket and walk with the power to kill anyone you meet almost immediately. This makes you feel strong and controlling. But that's a lie. When people shoot weapons among themselves, nobody controls. You do not need to say that lie any longer. You do not need a gun.