Police are doing a better job targeting and arresting violent offenders. Doctors and medics are saving more shooting victims, and new and better technologies are contributing to all of the above and to our day-to-day safety.
And then he makes these points.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.• Fewer than 1 percent of gun deaths in the United States involve self-defense. The majority are homicides, suicides and accidents.
• Epidemiologists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that those without guns are four times safer than those with guns when confronted by an armed assailant.
• Gun death rates are highest in the states with the highest ratios of gun ownership.
• Fatal police shootings increased last year by 40 percent.
•Of the 23 highest-income-per-capita countries in the world, the United States has 80 percent of all gun deaths. The U.S. gun homicide rate is 20 times higher than that of the rest of the sample.