US study finds link between gun ownership and homicideSubmitted by meekandmild on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 23:21
Researchers in the United States claim to have established a convincing statistical link between gun ownership and homicide, according to a new study.
The study, which appears in the American Journal of Public Health, challenges the National Rifle Association's claim that increased gun ownership does not lead to higher levels of gun violence.
Covering 30 years from 1981 and all 50 US states, it determined that for every one percentage point in the prevalence of gun ownership in a given state, the firearm homicide rate increased by 0.9 percent.
Gun controllers are at it again. Be sure to read some of the comments. They aren't buying it.