The gun debate is difficult for many reasons. It is often an emotional issue. Unfortunately, there isn’t one gun debate, but perhaps dozens of “gun debates.” Even the questions that seem simple are difficult to answer well.
- Are guns too easy to get?
- Does a firearm in your home put you at greater risk?
- How often do ordinary citizens defend themselves with a firearm?
A simple answer is easy to find.. and often wrong. There are questions hidden within questions as we look for the truth.
Is the US violent because of civilian gun ownership?
For some people, the gun issue is one of appearance. Many legal residents own guns here in the USA. We also see lots of news coverage when innocent people are shot. We don’t read about the violence in other countries, so we assume that other countries are peaceful. We put…
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