Here’s a handy guide from the firearms experts at Rolling Stone:
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country’s most dangerous.
Here’s the list:
Good work, Rolling Stone! Among other things I learned that pistols are “popular among handgun-owners”, and have a “built-in barrel”, that musket balls were often a “bad fit” due to “manufacturing complications”, and that “the explosive that creates the energy to fire the gun occurs in the fixed shell of a shotgun rather than the metallic cartridge of a rifle.” It was also helpful that the authors made clear that “the Glock” is a “short-recoil operated” pistol; I’m sure that Rolling Stone‘s core readership were wondering about this.
I found this piece so helpful, in fact, that I was inspired to provide, as a public service, some lists of other common hazards. After much research, here they are:
The 3 Most Intoxicating Alcoholic Beverages in America:
The 2 Most Dangerous Pathogens In America:
The 7 Places Where you Are Most Likely To Drown In America:
— Swimming Pools
— Other bodies of water
The 6 Vehicles Most Often Involved In Transportation Mishaps In America:
I hope this helps. If it saves just one life, it will have been worth it.