by Nicholas T. Loux, Ph.D. (retired)
Scarcely a day goes by when you don’t see national news detailing an ugly incident involving firearms. These stories lead uninformed citizens to think we are experiencing a national pandemic of homicides and mass murders. Worse yet, this “news” is then used by demagogues whose ultimate goal is to nullify the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Examining mortality data in the U.S. provides accurate perspective on the risks we actually face. Little of it, if any, is associated with our rights under the Second Amendment.