The More Guns In A State, The More Cops Get Killed
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.