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Sat Apr 18, 2020, 02:41 PM

COVID-19, gun sales and guns in homes

In March an astounding 3,740,688 background checks took place, according to the FBI.

While this does not correlate exactly with gun sales, it is close and tells us that more guns were sold than any time since the background check system began in 1998.

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When couples are sheltering at home together in anxious and financially difficult times, tempers can flare and — if a gun is present — disputes can become lethal. “When there is a gun in a home with a history of domestic violence, there is a 500 percent higher chance that a woman will be murdered,” according to a Brady summary of research.

More than a dozen studies examined the link between guns in the home and suicides. All of them found that “firearms in the home are associated with substantially and significantly higher rates of suicide,” said Hemenway in his summary. A meta-analysis of studies found that access to guns in homes increases the risk of suicide by more than three times.

https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/492353-coronavirus-gun-sales-and-guns-in-homes


Right-wing Trumpers and NRA shills are urgently advocating bringing guns to a pandemic fight. What thief in their right mind (pun intended) would attempt to break in to a home full of people who are self-isolating and already frightened?

Just like Trump, the NRA and it's death merchants are trying to profit from a national disaster.

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billh58 Apr 2020 OP
Pisces Apr 2020 #1
msongs Apr 2020 #2
billh58 Apr 2020 #3
Name removed Jul 2020 #4
marble falls Jul 2020 #5

Response to billh58 (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 02:48 PM

1. I think some are anticipating civil unrest in the months to come.

Hungry people do crazy things.

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Response to Pisces (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 02:52 PM

2. speaking of civic unrest is trump having a campaign rally this afternoon nt

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Response to Pisces (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 02:53 PM

3. And they are

being provoked to think that way by right-wing Trump supporters, the NRA, and Trump himself in order to promote civil unrest and score political points with the crazies.

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Fri Jul 17, 2020, 09:59 AM

5. What do you need people to hear?

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