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Chris Britt

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  1. rallsolo

    rallsolo said, 4 days ago

    Since 1991, 171 million guns have been purchased, yet violent crime is down 51% over the same period. In 1991, the murder rate was 9.8/100,000. Now the murder rate is 4.7/100,000. If one is to believe the anti gun nut rhetoric, more guns means more violence and murders, but the truth is the exact opposite.

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, 4 days ago

    You ignore many of the relevant facts: though more guns are being bought, they are being bought by fewer and fewer hoarding gun nuts. The percentage of people keeping guns has been going down, so one would expect a reduction in violence. But empirical data shows that states with more guns have more gun deaths, states with looser gun laws have more gun deaths, and homes with more guns have more gun deaths.

  3. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 4 days ago


    wrong! as i noted on your post elsewhere, there is very little correlation between ownership and murders by gun. D.C. is perfect example.

  4. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 4 days ago


    Do a simple multiple regression analysis on those data and the correlation becomes obvious.
    Or, ignore the data and go with your beliefs.

  5. rallsolo

    rallsolo said, 3 days ago

    @Hiram Bingham

    Or be completely ignorant of the fact correlation does not equal causation. Murder rates and the sale of ice cream has a very tight correlation, yet to say ice cream causes murder is pure lunacy.

  6. rallsolo

    rallsolo said, 3 days ago


    Way to completely ignore the truth. Why is it you ignore evidence that you don’t like, yet like to spout out obviously flawed data? How about addressing the fact countries that have completely banned guns didn’t see a significant change in deaths? That means you’re fixated on a tool instead of addressing the fact people are responsible for deaths, not guns.

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, 3 days ago


    Gun violence in America, in 17 maps and charts

    “Still, gun homicides (like all homicides) are declining:”

    “The good news is that all firearm homicides, like all homicides and crime, are on the decline. There’s still a lot of debate among criminal justice experts about why this crime drop is occurring — some of the most credible ideas include mass incarceration, more and better policing, and reduced lead exposure from gasoline. But one theory that researchers have widely debunked is the idea that more guns have deterred crime — in fact, the opposite may be true, based on research compiled by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Injury Control Center.”

    “States with more guns have more gun deaths”

    "Using data from a study in Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mother Jones put together the chart above that shows states with more guns tend to have far more gun deaths. And it’s not just one study. “Within the United States, a wide array of empirical evidence indicates that more guns in a community leads to more homicide,” David Hemenway, the Harvard Injury Control Research Center’s director, wrote in Private Guns, Public Health.“

    ”States with tighter gun control laws have fewer gun-related deaths"

    “When economist Richard Florida took a look at gun deaths and other social indicators, he found that higher populations, more stress, more immigrants, and more mental illness didn’t correlate with more gun deaths. But he did find one telling correlation: States with tighter gun control laws have fewer gun-related deaths.”

    “It’s not just the US: Developed countries with more guns also have more gun homicides”

    “America’s biggest gun problem is suicide”

    “The states with the most guns report the most suicides”

    “Guns allow people to kill themselves much more easily”

    “In states with more guns, more police officers are also killed on duty”

    “The findings could help explain why US police officers appear to kill more people than cops in other developed countries. For US police officers, the higher rates of guns and gun violence — even against them — in America mean they not only will encounter more guns and violence, but they can expect to encounter more guns and deadly violence, making them more likely to anticipate and perceive a threat and use deadly force as a result.”

    That Link again: Gun violence in America, in 17 maps and charts

  8. Kylop

    Kylop said, 3 days ago

    Well Done Chris!

  9. nance19oped

    nance19oped said, 3 days ago


    So if Hiram uses correlation it is wrong but when you use it as in your first comment, it is true?
    Countries that have banned guns DO have lowered murder rates and don’t have mass shootings.

  10. philnuffer

    philnuffer said, 3 days ago

    Good grief. You use Mother Jones as a reliable reference to prove your point? That’s like asking the Pope if good Christians go to heaven.

  11. nance19oped

    nance19oped said, 3 days ago


    Did you read the references provided? NO, you found it easier to insult the source rather than refute data from “a study in Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    Inconvenient truths can be conveniently ignored or deflected.

  13. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 3 days ago


    rallsolo said, “Or be completely ignorant of the fact correlation does not equal causation.”
    No one here said or even implied that it did.

  14. omQ R

    omQ R said, 3 days ago


    Allow me to take you directly to more reference neutral sources since you choose not to research the actual sources: (I just used these to refute Dagnabbit’s response to me elsewhere (Ramirez)

    National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    NCJ Number: NCJ 204874
    Author(s): Daniel Webster Sc.D. ; Jens Ludwig Ph.D.
    Corporate Author: Berkeley Media Studies Group
    Date Published: 2000
    Title: “Myths About Defensive Gun Use and Permissive Gun Carry Laws”

    And in response to the Kleck study usually trotted out by the anti-gun-regulationalists:

    ‘The Contradictions of the Kleck Study’

  15. notus

    notus said, 3 days ago


    hmm but where is the rest of the numbers

    i think you are hiding something

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