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.
Two Estimation Techniques
Rifle classified as an “assault weapon” if it has detachable magazine and posses two of the following
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
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