Friday, January 2, 2015

Best Pax Posts: Guns In The Home And The Epidemic Slaughter Of Children

"Listen kid... Don't even think about winging him. 
The sweet spot is right between the eyes.

For young Americans, 15-24, suicide (60% by firearm) is the third leading cause of death

Suicide in the Home in Relation to Gun Ownership
Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH; Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH; et al, The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 327, No. 7, August 13, 1992
Key Statistic: The presence of one or more guns in the home increases the risk of suicide in the home nearly five times. 

Guns in homes increase risk of death and firearm-related violence

Firearm Access Is A Risk Factor For Suicide

Guns in home increase likelihood of violent death

Sandy Hook Kindergarten Carnage

Firearm Injury And Death Charts For The U.S. (And The World)
University of Pennsylvania 
There are over 40% more "firearm suicides" than "firearm homicides" in the United States.

The Most Violent Culture In The History Of The World

America's Gun Violence Map
by conservative columnist and George W. Bush advisor, David Frum

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