As mass shootings surface in the news again, it’s worth understanding the very clear relationship between the murder rate and gun owner rate.
Two major polling sources show the same relationship between the share of gun owners in the US and the odds 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 […]
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.
Three decades of data show clearly: gun deaths fall when gun ownership falls and rise when gun ownership rises.