According to this, a new study demonstrates that the higher a state’s rate of gun ownership, the higher the likelihood of a law enforcement officer being killed.
Among the 180,000 officers in the eight states with the lowest rates of gun ownership, the homicide rate was 0.31 per 100,000. Among the 183,000 in the 23 states with the highest gun ownership rates, the rate was 0.95 per 100,000
David I. Swedler, the study’s lead author and a research assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, puts it succinctly: “Officers living in states with high gun ownership are more likely to be murdered on the job.”
We’re constantly hearing platitudes and bumper-sticker blather from the nation’s ammosexuals like the NRA about how more guns in more hands means more security. Evidently we have data that shows what it really means is more dead cops. Which makes me wonder: Doesn’t the NRA believe that Police Lives Matter?