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Guns Self Defense

Gun Enthusiasts: Why Not Say You Just Want to Own Your Guns?

Mark Rice | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Mark Rice

Now, I'm not opposed to guns or to gun ownership. I've shot various kinds of guns in various contexts over the years. However, the notion that a person should own a gun because someone might try to victimize them is an argument that doesn't resonate with me.

In the Instant: Guns and the Irrational Perception of Risk

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

That image of a home intruder is terrifying. Many people arm themselves in response to it, ignoring clear data that weapons at home put the armed homeowner and his family at far greater risk of injury from a momentarily furious spouse or a curious child.