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More guns, less gun accidents

Gun sales are, by most accounts, at a record high. The NRA notes, however, that gun accidents are at an all time low. Now, that is not to say that there is a causative effect. But the anti-gunners would have us believe that more guns equals more crime and more guns equals more accidents. But that’s been repeatedly refuted.

6 Responses to “More guns, less gun accidents”

  1. mikee Says:

    I gotta ask – are you sure the recently increased price of ammo is not a factor in how many guns are lying around in sock drawers unloaded these days, unable to cause an accident?

  2. Jake Says:

    I gotta ask are you sure the recently increased price of ammo is not a factor in how many guns are lying around in sock drawers unloaded these days, unable to cause an accident?

    At a guess, I’d say probably not. If those guns normally stay loaded in the sock drawer, they most likely are just getting taken to the range and shot less, but are still kept loaded in the sock drawer. The ammo just doesn’t get replaced as often.

  3. mikee Says:

    So kids are saying, “Don’t mess with the gun in the sock drawer. Ammo is so expensive if we accidentally shoot some, we’ll reallllly be in trouble!”

  4. Cargosquid Says:

    Sock drawer?

    Have you guys been to my house?

  5. Russ Says:

    Just a point of grammar, it’s “fewer gun accidents”. And I believe that the newer gun owners are getting better trained than their fathers and grandfathers.

    Russ

  6. ketcom Says:

    Gun accidents are not down if you include non-fatal gun accidents. If you include the non-fatal data, gun accidents are up.