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New Study Demolishes Almost Every Gun Control Myth

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by erudne, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    New Study Demolishes Almost Every Gun Control Myth
    by Noah Rothman | 1:29 pm, January 3rd, 2014

    A study published in the latest issue of the academic journal Applied Economics Letters took on many of the claims made regularly by advocates of stricter gun laws. The study determined that nearly every claim made in support of stronger restrictions on gun ownership is not supported by an exhaustive analysis of crime statistics.

    The study, “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates,” conducted by Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius, examined nearly 30 years of statistics and concluded that stricter gun laws do not result in a reduction in gun violence. In fact, Gius found the opposite – that a proliferation of concealed carry permits can actually reduce incidents of gun crime.

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    “Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states,” the study’s abstract reads. “It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level.”

    “These results suggest that restrictive concealed weapons laws may cause an increase in gun-related murders at the state level,” the abstract concludes.

    Gius notes that his findings are consistent with those of John R. Lott and David B. Mustard, two researchers who authored a controversial 1997 study which found that right-to-carry concealed gun provisions both “deters violent crimes and it appears to produce no increase in accidental deaths.”

    [h/t Truth Revolt]
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  2. ThePhonMan

    ThePhonMan Spokanistan Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    How dare you use data analysis and logic to assess the feel-good actions of the ne'er-do-well control freaks? That’s crazy talk. Time for an Executive Order to prevent this kind of nonsense!

    Can’t you see it’s all about the children? Or old people? Or inner-city youth? Or “insert your favorite entity here”?

    I’m sure you won’t see this study covered even anecdotally by any of the so-called news organizations. It just doesn’t fit their narrative so it must be “junk science”.
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    OK, here's the thread already running on this:

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  4. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone really think that gun facts mean anything to this tyrant in the WH. The rule of law means NOTHING this assclown will do whatever to push his progressive communist agenda without thought to the constitution or law. Every major gov agency has been corrupted to support his agenda. While we all go to rallies show strength in numbers, write and call the liars in congress state and national the fed behind the scenes are still scaming to take away our rights. I just have one question Where is the line in the sand that is no point of return. My 81 yr old father thinks we have way to many girly men in this country these days that no pushback will ever happen. Just lay down and stick there head in the sand at that line. We all see whats happening before our eyes there will be a day when it will be too late to change it. This is the biggest fear we live with.
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