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Subj: Re: Not Really, Because
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 at 03:47:08 pm EST (Viewed 71 times)
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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 at 12:46:08 pm EST (Viewed 94 times)

    It's not just the guns, because there are states and cities that have really stick gun laws (Chicago and California.) but still have big homicide rates, and other states (Such as Vermont.) that have very loose gun laws and very low homicide rates. It's more complicated than just guns being available. Also, for what it's worth, most gun deaths are not homicides.

To a point, but I disagree a bit here.

More gun deaths and I believe homicides occur in states with more gun ownership. There are pretty nice graphs and statistics about it. This does not prove absolute causality but it does show a trend that indicates something that one would expect.

And strict gun laws are hard to judge if you cannot actually control where gun's are coming from. Chicago is a favorite target, but it is next to Indiana where getting a gun is very easy. Why not just drive an hour or less over the border and get one and bring it back? Is that on the gun control of Chicago when they lack control over Indiana. California is a pretty big state but the same thing applies with Arizona and other states in ready drive.

Seems to me that the fact that the US has so many guns is a pretty telling statistic and seems to have what one would expect. More guns in a given area increases the probability of gun death suicide, homicide and so on.

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