“Guns don’t kill people, people kill…”

No, actually, guns do kill people.

They concluded that the discrepancy, like so many other anomalies of American violence, came down to guns.

More gun ownership corresponds with more gun murders across virtually every axis: among developed countries, among American states, among American towns and cities and when controlling for crime rates. And gun control legislation tends to reduce gun murders, according to a recent analysis of 130 studies from 10 countries.

This suggests that the guns themselves cause the violence.



4 thoughts on ““Guns don’t kill people, people kill…”

  1. The usual argument bandied about is that without guns people would find other ways to murder people. I’d like to see the same graph with the mass shooter axis changed to number of murders to see if that argument holds any weight.