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Declining Violent Crime Shouldn't Be an Argument for Increased Gun Ownership

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.27.2015 | Crime
Mike Weisser

Every year when the FBI publishes its crime data, the gun lobby seizes on the continued decline in violent crime as 'proof' that an armed citizenry is keeping us safe. The truth is there's absolutely no evidence showing any linkage between gun ownership and rates of violent crime.

Guns: The Protection Paradox

Edward Corcoran | Posted 06.15.2013 | Crime
Edward Corcoran

Owning a gun can indeed provide personal protection and can make sense for individuals, but does not make sense for society as a whole.

You Never Really Know How You Feel About Guns Until the Chips Are Down

David Fagin | Posted 02.19.2013 | Crime
David Fagin

I've always taken the hard-line when it comes to gun ownership, of any kind. However, I recently had an experience which forced me to re-evaluate my harsh stance.