Guns and Crime. Disturbing Statistics. _________________annually involve firearms _________________accidents each yr. _________________firearm homicides in 2003 More than _____additional crimes involved firearms that year However, # of gun-related crimes decreasing.
Guns and Crime
How Many Guns Are There in the U.S?
Two Estimation Techniques
Rifle classified as an “assault weapon” if it has detachable magazine and posses two of the following
Guns and Violent Crime:Four Major Questions
Do guns facilitate violence?
Are guns more likely to result in injury or death?
Do more guns mean more crime, more suicides?
Do more guns mean less crime?
First attempt to control guns
The Debate Over the 2nd Amendment
A well regulated Militia, being necessary
to the security of a free State, the right of
the people to keep and bear Arms, shall
not be infringed.
Opponents of gun control