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Study Finds People with Guns More At-Risk for Suicide and Homicide
daily beast ^ | january 20, 2014 | Brandy Zadrozny

Posted on 01/21/2014 10:46:44 AM PST by lowbridge

Now, a new meta-analysis of gun research—the first systematic review of its kind—from the University of California, San Francisco, published in Annals of Internal Medicine today, has seemingly put an end to the debate over safety, at least in terms of suicide and homicide. Pooling results from 15 investigations, researchers found that a person with access to a gun is unequivocally less safe in terms of intentional death. Those with the ability to get to a gun are three times as likely to commit suicide and twice as likely to be the victim of a homicide than people without access. 

Previous studies that include population level estimates have pegged the risks as even higher.

Guns are the most popular and effective method of killing—both of oneself and of others. Around 31,000die by the gun annually and gun deaths make up over half of all completed suicides and over two-thirds of all homicides.

The study found that access to guns had a different effect on men and women. Men were nearly four times more likely to commit suicide than when firearms were not accessible, while women were almost three times more likely to be victims of homicide.  And while men make up over three quarters of suicides and homicides overall, women with firearm access are more than twice as likely to be a victim of homicide than a man with gun access, mainly because of the increased threat of domestic violence.  

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Different article from different source here

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-guns-20140121,0,1179362.story

1 posted on 01/21/2014 10:46:44 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
and the poor? ..baseball bats..knives..drugs.

2 posted on 01/21/2014 10:48:38 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: lowbridge
Y'mean suicidal and homocidal people with guns are more than likely to use a gun to commit suicide or homocide ?

How much did THIS study cost ?

3 posted on 01/21/2014 10:49:30 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: lowbridge

I quit reading at University of California, San Francisco


4 posted on 01/21/2014 10:49:50 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: lowbridge

How...convenient!


5 posted on 01/21/2014 10:50:19 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: knarf

Figures don’t lie but liars sure figure.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 10:50:55 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: lowbridge
Hey Man, Nice Shot . . ♫♪
7 posted on 01/21/2014 10:51:32 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: lowbridge

“...twice as likely to be the victim of a homicide...”

Yeah, but before they were like 100x more likely; that’s why they bought the gun


8 posted on 01/21/2014 10:52:10 AM PST by Moose Burger
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To: lowbridge
From the second article...

"Even those who muster these findings in support of gun limits acknowledge they fail to draw a causal link between gun ownership and victimization.

The 14 studies considered by the UC San Francisco team were observational studies, and they could not make a causal link either."

9 posted on 01/21/2014 10:52:49 AM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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“Pooling results from 15 investigations”

I am a data analyst, 15 investigations is a very small data pool. Sounds like they stopped when they got the results they wanted to see. Thats an old data trick...........................nice try though!


10 posted on 01/21/2014 10:52:59 AM PST by V_TWIN
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Explain the Japanese suicide and homicide rates in a complete gun control environment, lefties.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 10:54:22 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: lowbridge

Gun owners are also a thousand times more likely to commit tyrant-a-cide.


12 posted on 01/21/2014 10:56:00 AM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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“the first systematic review of its kind—from the University of California, San Francisco, “

stopped right there.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 10:56:01 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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Meanwhile, researchers have found that people with ladders are at an increased risk of falls. In a separate study, it was determined that cuts are more common among households with knives . . .

Elaboration on the obvious . . .


14 posted on 01/21/2014 10:56:01 AM PST by stranger and pilgrim
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To: vetvetdoug

You beat me to it


15 posted on 01/21/2014 10:56:07 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: lowbridge
Now, a new meta-analysis of gun research—the first systematic review of its kind—from the University of California, San Francisco,...

Do I need to read any further than that?

16 posted on 01/21/2014 10:56:56 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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If this study was done by the left, and who else would do it, you can do away with the suicide part altogether. Why are they even concerned with it when they want to kill old people and babies and backed Cavorkian’s quest. I would think that if anyone wanted to commit suicide the left would GIVE them a gun for free.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 10:57:58 AM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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I guess a good trade off then is to give up our protection against a totalitarian government that would control our country for generations, to save the lives of people that number in the hundreds.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 10:58:22 AM PST by willywill
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To: lowbridge
Let's try a bigger sample. It is well established that people in New York, who have no access to guns, are much more likely to be victims of homicides committed with guns than say, people in Texas.

On the other hand, people in New York who have thwarted the law and have acquired access to guns probably are more likely to both perpetrate crime as well as be a victim.

19 posted on 01/21/2014 10:59:02 AM PST by the_Watchman
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To: V_TWIN
I am a data analyst, 15 investigations is a very small data pool. Sounds like they stopped when they got the results they wanted to see. Thats an old data trick...........................nice try though!

Pure crap.

And the article leads with "has seemingly put an end to the debate over safety".

No more debate, folks! We have a study based on 15 data points!

Global Warming techniques applied to guns.

20 posted on 01/21/2014 11:01:01 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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