handguns

Category archives for handguns

Eugene Volokh writes: FYI, thought I’d mention that I have a couple of fairly detailed items today about handgun bans, substitution effects, enforcement need slippery slopes, rhetoric, and Mary McGrory (of the Washington Post). See here and here. You argue that long guns are “much more lethal” than handguns because their projectiles have much more…

A handgun is four times as likely to be involved in an accidental wounding as a long gun. Dr. Paul H. Blackman writes: I believe the discussions on accidents with long guns vs. handguns sometimes vary from numbers of handguns vs. numbers of long guns, to numbers of the respective guns which are regularly stored…

HerrGlock writes: Oh hell, now I’m going to have to dig up that study. There’s a study done that shows long guns are more likely to have an accidental/negligent shooting than are handguns. Something along the lines of 4 to 1. Try 1 to 4. Handguns are four times as likely to be involved in…