Posted September 14, 2023 9:00 am by Comments

By Dan Zimmerman

With the pandemic, gun sales soared to their highest since January 2013, following Barack Obama’s reelection and the Sandy Hook shooting. Between 2019 and 2021, 7.5 million people became first-time firearm owners, and 5.4 million of those had until then lived in homes without guns.
But to understand how our extended trauma has changed gun ownership, remember that our injuries go back beyond the pandemic. In 2015, aka the last good year, just 8 percent of new gun owners were Black; 75 percent were white and 65 percent men.
Continue reading Cox: ‘Maladaptive Trauma Responses’ Like Owning Guns Only Make Us Feel Safe, But We’re Fooling Ourselves at The Truth About Guns.

Source: The Truth About Guns

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