Gun Self Safety Article

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David Hemenway’s article ‘Does owning a gun Make you safer’ states that the gun ownership in the United States does not make American people safer. He gave a lot of data and mentioned the surveys to counter his statements and make aware of people about the effects of guns in the American society.
David Hemenway, a policy scholar, author and professor of Harvard school of Public Health, is a columnist of Los Angeles Times, LA, and (Wikipedia). He has a Ph. D in economics from Harvard University. He has written a several articles and books related to public health, safety and economics. His article about the gun ownership published in Los Angeles Times to focus the adults, millionaires and the Spanish readers in the country.
Hemenway argues that Americans are more heavily armed than any other people in developed countries. According to survey that he had mentioned in the article, the guns prevent from deter crimes and thwart it but he said that higher guns ownership have a higher risk of gun violence. According to Amada Gutterman’s article published on The Huffington Post, Louisiana, Alabama,
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The author’s research on more than 14,000 crimes between 2007 and 2011 shows that the guns are rarely used for self-defense even though victims had a chance to take action for self-protection in robberies, assaults or any kind of crimes. Only less than 1 percent victims used a gun in such an incidents. The author found that, the use of a gun in more than 300 sexual attacks was zero and 42 percent of time, the victims called the police, shouted, fought or took other types of actions instead of gun. He also found that in the previous 10 years of time in 1,100 sexual assaults causes, only a person used a gun for self-protection (Par 9, 10, 11). This data evidenced that the victims are rarely used a gun for self-defense rather than killing the

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