Do Guns Make Us Safer? Scientific Research Says No.

This post is continually updated as I run across articles by smart people being smart about guns.

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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:
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-hemenway-guns-20150423-story.html

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Firearm legislation and firearm-related fatalities in the United States.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23467753

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Possessing a gun makes you less safe not more safe
http://www.examiner.com/article/possessing-a-gun-makes-you-less-safe-not-more-safe

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Guns don’t offer protection – whatever the National Rifle Association says
http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2013/mar/25/guns-protection-national-rifle-association

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Gun Culture Does
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-13/guns-dont-kill-people-gun-culture-does#p2

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THE FINAL BULLET IN THE BODY OF THE MORE GUNS, LESS CRIME HYPOTHESIS
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-9133.2003.tb00003.x/abstract

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