Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, News 24.com, Jan. 23, 2020 06:16:28A new study shows that Americans who are a little more gun-savvy, who own guns and have used them before are less likely to commit violent crimes.
But the study also found that gun owners are not the only ones who have a higher risk of violent crimes, and it’s a growing concern.
“The risk of becoming a victim of violence is high for everyone, including gun owners,” said Daniel Webster, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University who led the study.
“If you’re a gun owner, and you own a gun, you’re almost guaranteed a victim.
And the people who are most likely to do that are the most likely people who have not gotten the help they need.”
Webster said the study provides a new way to look at the role that guns have played in crime in the United States.
“We’ve seen that in other countries, but we didn’t really think that we would have to look so much at it in the U: What’s happening with guns in the home, and why do they matter?”
Webster’s study, published in the Journal of Criminal Justice, is part of a growing body of research about the link between gun ownership and violent behavior.
A study published in 2016 found that people who had purchased a gun at least once before had a 20 percent higher likelihood of having been involved in a homicide than those who had not.
In 2018, a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a study of more than 3,000 people found that more than a quarter of people who reported having a gun in the past year were involved in some form of violent crime.
In a report published last year, researchers at the University of Minnesota examined more than 1,500 crimes involving guns in America.
They found that nearly 70 percent of the violent crimes committed with a firearm were committed by people who were either not prohibited or were not prohibited from owning guns.
The researchers found that owning a gun increased the likelihood of being a victim in more than 80 percent of violent criminal crimes, including murder, robbery, assault and burglary.
Webster said he hopes his study will help to shed light on why the U,S.
is so prone to such a high rate of violent violence.
“It’s not because guns are so great or the culture is so lax, but it’s the fact that they have this inherent danger of violence,” Webster said, adding that his study shows the connection between gun owners and more violent crime in general.
Webster believes the study is a useful tool for understanding the problem.
“In the United State, the prevalence of guns is not necessarily associated with a higher level of violent offending,” Webster told News 24, adding, “The more guns that you have, the higher the risk.”
More gun control would save lives, Webster said in a statement.
“The vast majority of gun violence is not committed by the criminals themselves.
The vast majority is committed by other people who use guns to commit crimes.
The solution is not more guns, it is more mental health services, mental health care, and criminal justice reform.”
SOURCE: The Myrtle Beach News, MTV News, Charleston, SC article Posted January 23, 2019 12:16Z MYRTHYBEACH, SC (WRDW) A new report finds that gun ownership has not led to a decrease in violent crime rates.
Webster says the study shows a link between guns and more dangerous crime.
“The link between owning a guns and a higher crime rate is a big question mark,” Webster explained.
“What we found is that the gun owners that have guns are the ones that are at the greatest risk of committing crimes.”
Webster added that there is a correlation between owning guns and an increase in violent crimes but it is unclear whether that link is causal.
In the study, Webster and his colleagues found that violent crimes increased by 17 percent among people who owned a gun within the past six months.
That’s because of the increased number of gun owners who are using guns in crimes.
Webster and the team also found there was a 16 percent increase in people who committed crimes with a gun and a 12 percent increase for people who used guns.
Webster told the News 24 team that the researchers wanted to see if owning a firearm was a factor in committing crimes, but he did not find it.
Webster explained that the research found that if people who own a firearm are committing crimes with guns, they are more likely to be arrested.
Webster did say that the study was limited in its scope and did not include a control group of people that were not gun owners.
The study was led by Webster, professor of criminology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
It surveyed more than 400 people across the country.
The survey also looked at whether people who