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Comicguy1

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zvelf

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Subj: Re: It's Still An Inability To Enforce Existing Gun Laws.
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 at 06:20:15 pm EST (Viewed 235 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Not Really, Because
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 at 09:09:20 pm EST (Viewed 409 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.


That's not actually a very good argument. Chicago can have the strictest gun laws in the country but if the state of Indiana, 30 miles away, has loose gun laws, then it takes nothing to bring guns into Chicago. Controlling for all other variables, the easy availability of guns is the biggest factor in gun violence:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/2/15/17016396/trump-parkland-florida-school-shooting


Chicago is mostly gang-ridden, and gangs almost always obtain their guns illegally. And again, other states have very lax gun laws but low homicide rates. Look at Vermont, for starters.


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