Ruth Marcus at The Washington Post gathers data and argument to show women are at greater risk when a gun is in an American home.
First, women are far more likely to be the victims of gun violence than to benefit from using a gun in self-defense...
Women with a gun in the home were nearly three times as likely to be the victim of homicide than women living in a home without firearms, according to a 2003 study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.Regrettably, you could write this story on any given day - - like yesterday:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
Data show that guns in the home are far more likely to used by family members against each other, rather than against intruders for self-defense.