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Category:
Guns
Created:
02/05/16
Modified:
02/09/16
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In 2018, the number of those killed by mistakes in self-defense attempts will surpass those killed by criminals during theft and burglary, by best data available..This may be a surprise to many, so complete data on firearm fatality trends is presented. First, while firearm fatalities are thankfully trending downwards worldwide, in America they are still increasing overall. Second, fatalities due to crime and murder are decreasing--But those due to suicide, accidents, justifiable defense, and mass shootings are increasing. Third, thrice as many are killed due to arguments and brawls than from gang killings, or from theft and burglary, or from other crime. Fourth, the number of deaths due to felonious crime are a third less than those from involuntary manslaughter. Integration with prior Yofiel research on the danger of firearms to owners provides the results shown below.

In 2018, those killed by mistakes in attempted self-defense will surpass those killed in theft and burglary
In 2018, those killed by mistakes in attempted self-defense will surpass those killed in theft and burglary

More: Trends in Causes of Firearm Fatalities

Category:
Guns
Created:
01/30/16
Modified:
02/08/16
Words:
4333

New findings are presented showing that a gun in the home increases risks of residents being shot to death by 3~4 orders of magnitude more than it is likely to stop a crime. Also, during attempts of self defense, 2 out of 3 firearm fatalities are accidental killings of family or friends, rather than of criminal aggressors. Additional data on domestic violence is presented.

Guns are More Dangerous to Owners than to Criminals
Guns are More Dangerous to Owners than to Criminals

More: Guns are More Dangerous to Owners than Criminals

Category:
Guns
Created:
01/30/16
Modified:
02/08/16
Words:
1454

Pro-gun advocates claim that guns do not cause suicide and that therefore gun-control legislation cannot reduce suicide rates, producing suicide statistics from other nations which have reduced or banned guns to prove the claim. Here the scientific data and claims are examined, finding that the most effective way to save American lives is to improve delivery of confidential data from health organizations to a universal background-check system.

Suicide and Homicide across States
Suicide and Homicide across States

More: Suicide and Firearms

Category:
Guns
Created:
01/27/16
Modified:
02/07/16
Words:
1987

Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch (formerly Judicial Watch) is suing the President Obama and Attorney General Lynch for infringing the 2nd Amendment. Here is our discussion of exactly what the President did, what his opponents are doing, and the appropriate response.

This man is suing POTUS and AG for 2nd-Amendment infringement
This man is suing POTUS and AG for 2nd-Amendment infringement

More: Sue the NRA and its Lobbyists

Category:
Guns
Created:
01/22/16
Modified:
02/07/16
Words:
2209

NRA's Wayne LaPierre blames violent crime for most gun deaths, and demands incarceration of all felons for 5 years as the solution. In fact, with current CDC and FBI data, less than 1 in 15 deaths are caused by crime. Even ignoring that fact, this study finds the NRA solution would at most save 1 in 9 lives, and at worst, would actually increase total fatality, due to a nine-fold increase in suicide likelihood by those with an incarceration history. This study also finds that NRA propaganda to blame firearm fatalities on acts of crime alone has been very effective in distorting the ability of gun supporters to accept the truth.

Firearm Fatality Causes, 2014
Firearm Fatality Causes, 2014

More: Crime Caused only 6% of Firearm Fatalities in 2014

Category:
Guns
Created:
01/10/16
Modified:
02/08/16
Words:
6847

Natural law provides very clear answers on the gun rights versus gun control debate. But natural law, as it is invoked in USA's declaration of independence, requires accepting the existence of God, so natural law cannot be taught in American public schools. As a result, 99.9% of Americans on both 'sides' of the gun debate have opinions of the derived constitution that are very flawed. Here is a primer on natural law, and how it applies to gun liberties.

Natural Rights were the Foundation of the United States
Natural Rights were the Foundation of the United States

More: Natural Rights, Gun Rights, and the Declaration of Independence

Category:
Guns
Created:
12/08/15
Modified:
02/08/16
Words:
9616

This article describes an ideal methodology to end conflict on gun control, reduce taxes, and save lives. It includes a full description of the methodology, cost data, responses to 1300 objections gathered over the span of a year, and analysis of the results.

As one possibility, a tax credit for all taxpayers could return income from a violence tax on guns. When violence costs go down, the violence tax goes down, creating consensus on gun control
As one possibility, a tax credit for all taxpayers could return income from a violence tax on guns. When violence costs go down, the violence tax goes down, creating consensus on gun control

More: A Benthamite Solution to Gun Control