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Are Guns Safe?

Jonathan B. Wight

David Frum often delights by taking us to unexpected places. His thoughtful piece on handgun violence is worth reading: "Are Gun Accidents 'Very Rare'?"

According to data in the article, accidents with guns are not unusual, injuring about 19,000 people a year. Guns are also used intentionally in large numbers of suicides, not to mention homicides.

Is there a better way? Frum thinks so, but notes that data that could be helpful to answering the question has been systematically suppressed by the gun lobby.

Having lived through the decades of information suppression on cigarette smoking and health, one would hope for greater transparency here. Thank you, David.


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