Do We Need Mandatory Safety Classes for Gun Owners?

Glad to have learned about John Smith 223 blog. Very smart approach to “reasoning through the gun control debate.” This particular entry is typical of his posts in general.


I investigate the need for increased safety among gun owners. Earlier I posted about the dramatic decline in accidental fatalities among children under 15. Here I add the fatality rate for all ages.


This shows the dramatic decline in all firearm-related fatalities. It appears that the decline has been steeper for all ages than for children under 15. That, however, is not correct. Plotting this on a log10 scale shows that the slope for the children’s fatalities is steeper than that for all ages. That means that the rate of decline has been even faster for children.


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