August 15, 2015 5:00 pm -


In states with more guns, more police officers get killed.

The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, looked at federal data for firearm ownership and homicides of police officers across the US over 15 years. It found that states with more gun ownership had more cops killed in homicides: Every 10 percent increase in firearm ownership correlated with 10 additional officers killed in homicides over the 15-year study period…

The results aren’t really surprising. Previous research already found that places with more guns — barring other variables that can influence crime — tend to have more homicides. This recent study just applies those findings to police officers, too.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.