That’s because the proof doesn’t exist. In fact, the United States has one of the highest rates of gun ownership and gun violence. Years of research shows that guns do not make individuals and societies safer. In fact, access to guns doubles the risk of homicide, triples the risk of suicide, and makes domestic violence 5 times more likely to cause death, and nearly all Children’s unintentional firearms all happen in homes, often where firearms are not properly maintained. In short, easy access to guns increases the likelihood of gun violence of any kind, making us less safe.
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