Hardly a good source if the truth is the goal.
PROBLEM: There are too many victims of gun violence because we make it too easy for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons in America.
DID YOU KNOW? In one year on average, almost 100,000 people in America are shot or killed with a gun.
* In one year, 31,593 people died from gun violence and 66,769 people survived gun injuries (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)). That includes:
o 12,179 people murdered and 44,466 people shot in an attack (NCIPC).
o 18,223 people who killed themselves and 3,031 people who survived a suicide attempt with a gun (NCIPC).
If those people had been killed with some other weapon instead, that would make things better?
If they were killed with knives, would it make them less dead?
DID YOU KNOW? Where there are more guns, there are more gun deaths.
* An estimated 41% of gun-related homicides and 94% of gun-related suicides would not occur under the same circumstances had no guns been present (Wiebe, p. 780).
* Higher household gun ownership correlates with higher rates of homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings (Harvard Injury Control Center).
* Keeping a firearm in the home increases the risk of suicide by a factor of 3 to 5 and increases the risk of suicide with a firearm by a factor of 17 (Kellermann, 1992, p. 467; Wiebe, p. 771).
* Keeping a firearm in the home increases the risk of homicide by a factor of 3 (Kellermann, 1993, p. 1084).
Those claims are all lies.
* A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used in a completed or attempted suicide (11x), criminal assault or homicide (7x), or unintentional shooting death or injury (4x) than to be used in a self-defense shooting. (Kellermann, 1998, p. 263).
* Guns are used to intimidate and threaten 4 to 6 times more often than they are used to thwart crime (Hemenway, p. 269).
* Every year there are only about 200 legally justified self-defense homicides by private citizens (FBI, Expanded Homicide Data, Table 15) compared with over 30,000 gun deaths (NCIPC).
* A 2009 study found that people in possession of a gun are 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault (Branas).
Those claims are highly misleading half truths.
I see after this that they are heading back into lies again. But I got tired of slogging through it all.
Let's just chalk up every single thing ever said by the Brady freaks as an outright lie and leave it at that.