Skip to comments.Study Finds People with Guns More At-Risk for Suicide and Homicide
Posted on 01/21/2014 10:46:44 AM PST by lowbridge
Now, a new meta-analysis of gun researchthe first systematic review of its kindfrom 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 killingboth 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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How much did THIS study cost ?
I quit reading at University of California, San Francisco
Figures don’t lie but liars sure figure.
“...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
"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."
“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!
Explain the Japanese suicide and homicide rates in a complete gun control environment, lefties.
Gun owners are also a thousand times more likely to commit tyrant-a-cide.
“the first systematic review of its kindfrom the University of California, San Francisco, “
stopped right there.
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 . . .
You beat me to it
Do I need to read any further than that?
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.
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.
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.
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.