Maine Voices: The health risk of a gun in the home outweighs the benefit

Does a gun in the home make you safer? Researchers from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, the University of California and elsewhere have all concluded: No, guns do not make us safer.
Yet the myth that guns make us safer persists. We see the myth constantly in movies and on television. We hear over and over again from the gun lobby the myth of β€œthe good guy with a gun.”
And now Waterville Police Chief Joe Massey has said, following an assault there on a 73-year-old woman, that citizens should arm themselves as a defense against crime.

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