Academics at the University of Pennsylvania tested the National Rifle Association’s theory that gun possession makes people safer than the lack of it.
HERE‘s what they discovered:
They compared 677 cases in which people were injured in a shooting incident with 684 people living in the same area that had not suffered a gun injury. The researchers matched these “controls” for age, race and gender. They found that those with firearms were about 4.5 times more likely to be shot than those who did not carry, utterly belying this oft repeated mantra.
The reasons for this, the authors suggest, ...