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Meenakshi Bewtra @DrsMeena
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1/ I refrained from responding with the level of vitriol I felt last night because I was at a lovely same-sex marriage and wanted to celebrate the beautiful day/night with the wonderful people there.
But not tonight...
Follow the thread for some FACTS....
2/ Let's start with this excellent article summarizing some FACTS we know.
And as a reminder: FACTS don't give a DAMN if you believe them or not.
And the FACTS tell us that more guns = higher rates of murder and suicide...…
3/ In fact, as the article above discusses, people w/guns at home for self-defense had a 40-70% INCREASED CHANCE of being murdered at home. This went up to 270% INCREASED chance of being murdered if the gun was loaded.
Guns at home also = a 3-6-times increased risk of suicide
4/ “There is really uniform data to support the statement that access to firearms is assoc w/increased risk of firearm-related death and injury,..People, misinterpret situations, get angry, make mistakes. And when a mistake involves pulling a trigger, the damage can't be undone.“
5/ Another article summarizing some of the data we do have about increased firearms shows that “Ten years after the adoption of right to carry laws, violent crime is estimated to be 13-15 percent higher than it would have been without the RTC law.”…
6/ The article 👆shows statistics from U.S. Census Bureau & FBI that states with stricter concealed-carry laws saw crime fall by 42%--more than 4x greater than seen in right-to-carry states.
TX alone had a 16% higher violent crime rate due to right to carry laws.
7/ And then there is great article 👇that debunks the Lott book, and states “The way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to keep him from getting a gun in the first place.”…
8/ As the article above states, “the 10 states w/the weakest gun laws collectively have a level of gun violence that is more than twice as high -104% higher -than the 10 states w/the strongest gun laws.”
Think on that for a sec. Where do you feel safe living? How about your kids?
Last: I'm going to end with this fantastic summary, in chart-fashion, of the problem with the "more guns" solution espoused by our president and #GOP.
Then I want to urge EVERYONE: This is a HEALTH CARE ISSUE.
VOTE this November.
And be a #HealthCareVoter…
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