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Posted: 3/12/2009 11:04:06 AM EDT
I'm writing a research paper for one of my college classes about gun control. I am against increasing gun control as my husband is an avid hunter and I've been hunting with him. I was wondering if anyone could help me with the negatives of gun control. I have to include graphs and I already have one made, but I need to do another one. I was wondering if anyone knew where to find a survey that showed figures about what people use their guns for. I appreciate any help on this subject.
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 11:08:08 AM EDT
http://www.gunfacts.info/
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 11:09:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2009 11:11:00 AM EDT by thelastgunslinger]
Well for starters gun rights have jack shit to do with hunting.

I have guns for fun, personal protection, and so the king of england can't waltz in and push me around!
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 11:10:54 AM EDT
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

(Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services)

Guns
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
Yes, that is 80 million.

(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.

Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 11:14:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2009 11:16:39 AM EDT by Skibane]
I was wondering if anyone knew where to find a survey that showed figures about what people use their guns for.


Welcome to the forums, jba2007!

I don't recall seeing any such data published - However, you may be able to find something similar (or get some ideas for a different chart topic) at one of these links:

GunCite.com
GunFacts.info
Dave Kopel's list of gun-related articles and journals
Eugene Volkoh's Sources on the Second Amendment
Clayton Cramer's Civillian Self-Defense Blog
NRA-ILA List of Gun Issues
JustFacts.com
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 11:21:31 AM EDT
Just stay away from the Brady Bunch... their numbers are severely skewed and twisted to manipulate perception to advance their cause.
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 11:22:17 AM EDT
yea you can start with the second amendment is not about hunting, then go from there.

tag for home where i have TONS of citizen disarmament bookmarks saved.
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 12:29:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/12/2009 12:35:31 PM EDT
Welcome to the board!

John Lott's book is considered an authority on the subject.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_Guns,_Less_Crime

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 11:23:14 AM EDT
Thank you all for your help and for welcoming me to the site.
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