Gun control will continue to be a divisive issue in the 2016 election cycle, and in subsequent cycles for the foreseeable future.
The gun-obsessed insist on a faulty reasoning, that if you restrict guns, only criminals will have guns. That is not true, in nations where guns are much more restricted than in the USA, there is lower rates of crimes with guns and lower rates of gun violence. Gun restrictions keeps firearms OUT OF THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS.
I have yet to see a solid, reasoned or valid peer review (one which is supported by other experts in an appropriate related field) which validates the claims of the gun obsessed. The Journal of the American Medical Association is no lightweight organization/publication.
Vol. 189, No. 7, April 2, 2016, p. 5
Guns, drugs, cars. Sounds like a formula for an action movie, but the list may explain why American men don’t live as long as men in other high-income countries.
In the United States, average life expectancy among men is 76.4 years — about two years shorter than men who live in Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and nine other countries. Deaths due to injuries are the reason for much of the gap, researchers report in the Feb. 9 JAMA.
An analysis of U.S. and World Health Organization data revealed that deaths from injuries due to firearms, drug poisonings and auto crashes account for 48 percent of the difference in men’s life expectancies. These causes of death are less of a problem for American women, the researchers found.