Skip to comments.Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have severe anger issues and access to guns
Posted on 07/08/2017 6:57:38 PM PDT by Libloather
Roughly 22 million Americans -- 8.9 percent of the adult population-- have impulsive anger issues and easy access to guns. 3.7 million of these angry gun owners routinely carry their guns in public. And very few of them are subject to current mental health-based gun ownership restrictions.
Those are the key findings of a new study by researchers from Harvard, Columbia and Duke University. "Anger," in this study, doesn't simply mean garden-variety aggravation. It means explosive, uncontrollable rage, as measured by responses to the National Comorbidity Survey Replication in the early 2000s. It is "impulsive, out of control, destructive, harmful," lead author Jeffrey Swanson of Duke University said in an interview. "You and I might shout. These individuals break and smash things and get into physical fights, punch someone in the nose."
Angry people with guns are typically young or middle-aged men, according to Swanson's research. They're likely to be married, and to live in suburban areas. In a recent op-ed, Swanson and a co-author point to Craig Stephen Hicks, a North Carolina man who "had frightened neighbors with his rages and had a cache of fourteen firearms" and who shot three Muslim students earlier this year, as a quintessential example of an enraged gun owner.
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Lol, and the pathetic BS just keeps on rolling out.
They have “explosive” anger, yet 99.9999999% of them manage to get through the year without pulling their firearm and shooting someone.
Thanks, I needed a good laugh tonight.
99% of LSMers have PDJT Derangement Syndrome and access to creating Fake News.
You mean to tell me women aren’t twice as bad? Give them a gun and watch their anger issues come out.
Like liberal idiot James Hodgkinson?
Angry? Access to guns?
Do they live in Chicago?
Ping me when they become a problem like a certain other small ethnic group.
Ban liberals from owning guns
A new “study” by “researchers”. 10% of America is uncontrollable and probably colluded with Russia to influence the election.
The Ministry of Propaganda keeps trying to come up with new ways to try to talk us out of our Constitutional rights.
They really think they are so clever we will voluntarily disarm.
Who's more dangerous?
Hmmm. So 10% of Americans have severe anger problems and have access to guns. Blacks make up 12.5% of the population and DOMINATE the stats in every negative category - especially “Gun Violence”.
My guess is that Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos has armed body guards. If there is a problem with guns, I would suggest they get him to disarm first.
Do I value his life more than mine? No. So his company shouldn’t have a problem with me owning guns.
Liberals are nothing but hypocrites.
A good reason why the other 9 need ready access to guns as well.
illegals, gangbangers, blackliesmatter types, etc.
They also have access to motor vehicles.
I see road rage every day.
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