Can Owning a Gun Really Triple the Owner's Chances of being Murdered?

  title={Can Owning a Gun Really Triple the Owner's Chances of being Murdered?},
  author={G. Kleck},
  journal={Homicide Studies},
  pages={64 - 77}
  • G. Kleck
  • Published 2001
  • Engineering
  • Homicide Studies
  • Using a case-control design comparing homicide victims with matched nonvictims, Kellermann et al. (1993) concluded that keeping a gun in one's home increased the risk of being murdered by a factor of 2.7. The authors' underlying assumption was that a significant elevation in homicide risk derived from the risk of being murdered with a gun kept in the victim's home. This article shows that homicides are rarely committed with guns belonging to members of the victim's home and that such killings… CONTINUE READING
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