On Wednesday, my post about the effect on suicides from widespread personal gun ownership in the United States got a fair bit of attention.
The title distracted a lot of readers from the content of the article, which isn’t surprising. Even for those who read it, there were a few common objections, which are collected here to be answered in more depth.
1. ARGUMENT: ‘The U.S. military doesn’t have a suicide problem. It’s actually lower than the general population when you consider most service members are 18 to 30 years old and male.’
Continue reading “Guns don’t kill people, and backhoes don’t dig holes in the ground”
From 2010 to 2012, more people in the military died from suicide than any other underlying cause. Almost half were people shooting themselves in the United States with their private weapon.
Continue reading “The Second Amendment kills more U.S. soldiers than the Taliban”