How about No. Wait, make that HELL NO!
Taking into account all deaths caused by firearms in developed countries, the researchers were able to determine that more than 80 percent took place in the US, despite the country having only half the population of the other 22 highly developed nations in the study.
The paper also believes US gun culture isn’t helping matters, with citizens more inclined to resolve a problem or a threat through the use of firearms, rather than alternative options such as calling the police.
Get that? Medical Academia would rather you wait for the cops to arrive and outline your dead body in chalk than for you to use a tool to survive a violent attack. Recommendations like that are a ‘public health crisis’.