Idaho's relatively low gun homidice rate (about 1.2 per 100k) still outstrips those of heavily urban democracies like the UK (0.23) and Japan (0.1). The variation within U.S. regions conceals the general scale of the killing on a whole (5.3 per 100k). And that particular number excludes about half the gun deaths in America—gun deaths that are as less likely elsewhere as the homicides are. One we decide to ignore the obvious correlation -- absolute thresholds of gun owenership and availability -- the more significant obscure ones become.
States’ rights are one of the greatest impediments to reducing gun violence in the United States. This was something I noticed when I chronicled the journey of getting my gun license in Boston. It’s also all-but-confirmed by the recent release of the ATF’s gun tracking data. From The Trace: According to the most recent ATF statistics, […]
In Yelville, Arkansas, a 66-year-old experienced hunter died after he was gored by a buck he shot. From CNN: When his nephew found him, the hunter was alert and talking, and was even able to call his wife. But he stopped breathing by the time paramedics could get him to the hospital, the Arkansas Game […]
Kaleb J. Cole (aka “Khimaere”) is the 24-year-old leader of the Washington State cell of the Atomwaffen Division, an international network of violent Neo-Nazis. Aside from generally spewing hateful rhetoric, Cole had also been seen participating in Atomwaffen’s “Hate Camps,” sharpening his rifle skills for more extremist violence. Fortunately, he no longer has access to […]
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