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Would be Watcher

Location: Canada
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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 at 03:09:50 pm EST (Viewed 1550 times)
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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.

Fair point.

Accidents probably accounts for a fair amount of deaths, but don't you think the gun = security paradigm has to be challenged a bit when you look at the data? There has to be something wrong somewhere to get results that are so different from other countries when we look at the per capita data on weapon possession and death by gun.

More guns = more opportunities for accidents and violent death in the same way more cars = more opportunity for car accidents and road rage.

It is hard to conclude that, overall, guns = safety.

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