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A Gun in the Home Actually Makes You Less Safe

Posted on the 13 September 2012 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports
A 57-year-old New Orleans man was accidentally shot and fatally injured by his wife who mistook him for an intruder, police said Monday.
The shooting occurred about 11 a.m. Monday. Police said the man, named by the Times Picayune newspaper as Charles Williams, died at the hospital.
No charges were immediately filed in the investigation. The newspaper said the man's 53-year-old wife was not arrested.
Most guns in the home are never used for defense. Some are, some actually save lives. But, the number of those incidents is far overshadowed by the various types of gun mishaps that occur.
This story in which one member of the family kills another is the worse, obviously.  But it doesn't end there. When you add this type to all the other accidents and negligence and kids finding guns and theft, what you've got is an obvious conclusion.  Guns do more harm than good.
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