Self Magazine is telling women about the danger of owning a gun using well-worn statistics.
Living in a home with a gun doubles your risk both of being murdered and of committing suicide, evidence from the 2011 analysis indicates. Living in one of the states with the highest rates of household gun ownership makes you and your kids seven times more likely to die in a gun accident. And merely living in the United States makes you 11 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than women in the other 25 highest-income nations.
See? If you have a gun, you are twice as likely to be murdered and seven times as likely to die in a gun accident. Wow. That’s pretty deadly, isn’t it? I mean, we are always hearing numbers regarding how much more likely it is that you will be a victim of your gun rather than a beneficiary of its self defense value.
This is why I am advocating giving criminals guns. If we arm criminals, they will all be dead due to murder, suicide and accidents in no time. In fact, they will be dead much faster than if they don’t have guns. You know it’s true. A 2001 Self Magazine analysis indicates it.
So let’s get busy arming the bad guys for a safer world.