I really can’t speak highly enough for this specific podcast episode. It’s a really fact based discussion on gun violence and the real numbers.
Honestly this episode has so many great pull quotes I could list them all but I would end up trampling all over their intellectual property. So I listed just one below.
Here is a link to the full episode
And here is the FULL transcript if you prefer to read
If I’ve done my calculations right, any particular handgun in the United States will kill a person about once every 10,000 years. Okay, so in order to prevent one homicide in a year, you would need to get 10,000 guns brought back in a gun buyback. Okay, but the thing is you don’t get 10,000 guns, and they’re not the guns that are used to kill people. So the typical gun buyback program I would guess saves approximately maybe 0.0001 lives. And I think that’s being optimistic about the size of the effect.