Four major Damned lies about firearms.
According to two recent op-eds published by the New York Times:
- “more guns means more murder.”
- “more guns means less safety.”
- “a gun is 22 times more likely to be used in a criminal assault, an accidental death or injury, a suicide attempt or a homicide than it is for self-defense.”
- “gun-owning households were 41 percent more likely to experience a homicide and 244 percent more like[ly] to experience a suicide.”
As detailed below, all of those claims are rooted in misleading or blatantly false evidence. By spreading this misinformation, the Times and the authors of these pieces may deceive people into making decisions that lead to suffering and deaths.
Fabrication # 1: More Guns Means More Murder
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