Virginia Homicides Decrease as Gun Sales Soar

Dr. Wheeler is interviewed on NRA News Cam and Company about an article in the Richmond Times Dispatch discussing new research. State data for Virginia debunk the persistent claim that more guns in private hands mean more crime. My fellow Cleveland Clinic alumnus, the famed forensic pathologist Dr. Marcella Fierro, is quoted at the end of the article:

“Marcella Fierro, who retired in 2008 as Virginia’s chief medical examiner, said it remains to be seen whether a correlation exists between a greater availability of guns and firearm deaths. It depends on ‘whose hands they are in,’ she said. ‘If they’re good citizens, they’ll act responsibly,’ Fierro said.”