Guns Are Dangerous to Your Health
To the Editors:
The great majority of homicides are committed by law-abiding, conscientious, rigid individuals who are unable to express aggression except in an explosive manner. They kill a loved one or an acquaintance against their own conscience. The presence of a gun is the critical variable in this type of homicide. In the absence of firearms, aggressive explosions end quickly, causing only verbal or physical assaults.
Given a certain number of guns in a particular community, a predictable number of accidents, suicides and homicides involving these weapons...