Saturday, April 1, 2017

Boys and Guns

"Boys who own legal firearms, however, have much lower rates of delinquency and drug use and are even slightly less delinquent than nonowners of guns."

Source: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, NCJ-143454, "Urban Delinquency and Substance Abuse," August 1995.

It's shouldn't be all that surprising that active participation in shooting sports teaches responsibility. At the very least, it ensures there's no money left over for drugs or other vices.

2 comments:

  1. And that, during the Clinton gun-ban years. :)

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    1. Hence, the study was likely not widely distributed. ;-)

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