Deaths caused by gun use are seen, because they happen. Deaths prevented by gun use are not seen, because they don’t happen. (By “gun use” I mean not just firings but also mere brandishings.) First, preventions are underreported (since few are eager to be victimised twice – first by a freelance attacker and second by the cops), and second, when they are reported, they’re not exciting enough to get much publicity.
People who favour stronger gun control laws focus on the deaths they hope to prevent, but rarely consider the deaths their laws would cause.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Publicada por Miguel Madeira em 00:28