Laws or No Laws, Gun Violence is Real

The Harbinger

By Daylin Delgado 

According to Mass Shooting Tracker, there have been 296 known mass shootings in 2015 as of October 3rd. The recent nationally known shooting in Oregon is number 294 on the list followed by two shootings that took place the next day – one in Maryland and one in Florida.

Statistics provided by the New England Journal of Medicine show people with guns in their homes increase the risk of death by homicide by 90%. The American Journal of Public Health found individuals in possession of a gun are 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault which debunks the claim that guns keep people safer. Authors have discredited a 1995 study because up to 64% of the gun use cases reported were cases in which the gun was used or carried illegally and the victim turned out to be the aggressor.

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