Monday, April 23, 2007

Annotation 4

Increasing numbers of women are buying handguns to protect themselves. Many women are starting to buy handguns because they feel safer when owning a gun . A lot of women also conceal guns in their purses or in a holster even when it is ilegal to carry a concealed a weapon. A 1986 study in the New England Journal of medicine concludes a gun is more likely to cause a death of a household memeber than an attacker. Successful self-defense uses of guns are not as rare as anti-gun groups suggest. Florida State Universtiy professor suggests that one millon people use a gun for self defense every year. Civilians use guns just as often to protect themselves as often as criminals use them to commit crimes. Domestic homicides and childhood accidents are the least common of gunshot deaths.

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