Coming soon, "The Gun" takes you on a journey through the reality of handgun ownership which results, seven out of eight times, in a different outcome than expected. You have a greater chance of dying in an airplane crash than you do of successfully defending yourself with a handgun. Conversely, by carrying a handgun, the chance that you will have something horrible happen to you or someone else is increased exponentially. Handgun ownership causes a false sense of empowerment that gives life to a range of persistently imagined scenarios; fantasies of challenging circumstances that are always remedied by a gun. But in real life, it never plays out that way.
As "The Gun" portrays, far more often guns cause their owners to act more aggressively, escalating situations that would otherwise end differently. Access to handguns is more likely to result in accidental shootings, preventable suicides, unintended manslaughter, incidental homicide and criminal charges. There is literally a 5-1 chance that, in the incredibly rare instance a handgun owner must defend their life with a gun, it will be taken from them and used against them by their perpetrator. The statistics are overwhelming, compelling "The Gun" to ask, are you really safer owning a handgun? The answer is, without a doubt, "No".