Forum, Nov. 18, 1974

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...

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