This post is continually updated as I run across articles by smart people being smart about guns.
David Hemenway, Professor of Health Policy at Harvard’s Department of Health Policy and Management confirms, having a gun does NOT make you safer. In fact, just the opposite:
Firearm legislation and firearm-related fatalities in the United States.
Possessing a gun makes you less safe not more safe
Guns don’t offer protection – whatever the National Rifle Association says
Guns Don’t Kill People, Gun Culture Does
THE FINAL BULLET IN THE BODY OF THE MORE GUNS, LESS CRIME HYPOTHESIS