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Perhaps most striking of the poll’s findings is the incorrect belief, held by many Americans, that guns make them safer. Sixty percent of Americans believe it’s true that armed school police guards have been proved to prevent school shootings. Eighteen percent of respondents thought the claim was “definitely” true and 42% believed it “probably” true.
In fact, as KFF noted, no studies have shown this, and researchers in 2021 found that in an examination of 133 cases of school shootings and attempted school shootings from 1980 to 2019, “armed guards were not associated with significant reduction in rates of injuries.”
August 22, 2023
Many Americans Still Wrongly Think Guns Make Us Safer
Perhaps most striking is that if this were true Mr. Shuham would be willing to bet, he is no more at risk in an arena with a hungry polar bear without a rifle as he is with one. And that he should be able to convince the protective details for politicians do not benefit from the possession of firearms. And that even soldiers are just as safe without guns as with.
It is amazing the lies such people think they can get away with.