As mass shootings surface in the news again, it’s worth understanding the very clear relationship between the murder rate and gun owner rate.
Exploring the variables that matter most. Exploding the conventional wisdom that rules us.
B/c someone asked: Gallup & GSS polling data show the same thing–when the gun owner rate rose between 1980 through 2014, the odds of getting murdered rose.
Two major polling sources show the same relationship between the share of gun owners in the US and the odds of getting murdered.
Gun ownership fell substantially between 1973 and 2014. Guess what else did: the chances of getting murdered.
The relationship between gun ownership rate and the homicide rate is clear. They’re closely connected. So just how closely correlated are they? Well, in fact, the rate of gun ownership explains 76% of the variation […]
Why regulating gun ownership can make sense even when regulating ownership of almost anything else might not
Unlike ownership of cars or knives or hammers or nails or lead paint or parachutes, the primary purpose of gun ownership is staying safe and yet the primary effect of more gun ownership is less safety.
3 decades of data show clearly: When gun ownership falls, the chances of getting killed by a gun falls
Three decades of data show clearly: gun deaths fall when gun ownership falls and rise when gun ownership rises.