The Home Weapon Arms Race

Americans passionately believe in owning guns for protection even though they are fully aware those guns are more likely to kill a family member than an intruder. This creates an arms race where criminals pack ever more lethal weapons. In most other countries, burglars don’t need or use guns. In a standoff between a grandmother and a criminal, it is no contest. The criminal is trained, practised, better armed and primed for confrontation. Grandma is more likely to survive or avoid a confrontation if there are no guns involved.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)