The Other Public Health Emergency

Feelings are not facts. You may feel safer, but you are actually less safe carrying a firearm than other forms of self defense.

There is an epidemic sweeping our nation.

Firearms are the second leading cause of death among American children and adolescents, after car crashes. Firearm deaths occur at a rate more than three times higher than drownings.

Having a loaded gun in one’s possession, presumably for personal protection – actually makes it much more likely that a friend or family member will be injured or die when that weapon is either deployed or accidentally discovered by a child.”

 

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