"Harvard Study: Gun Control Is Counterproductive"

Started Dec 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Fogel70
Regular MemberPosts: 437
Like?
Re: Comedy gold....
In reply to vadimraskin, Dec 17, 2012

vadimraskin wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Princess Leia wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Princess Leia wrote:

Don't ignore the facts...

"And not just no, as in there is no correlation between gun ownership and violent crime, but an emphatic no, showing a negative correlation: as gun ownership increases, murder and suicide decreases."

"Nations with stringent anti-gun laws generally have substantially higher murder rates than those that do not. The study found that the nine European nations with the lowest rates of gun ownership (5,000 or fewer guns per 100,000 population) have a combined murder rate three times higher than that of the nine nations with the highest rates of gun ownership (at least 15,000 guns per 100,000 population)."

http://theacru.org/acru/harvard_study_gun_control_is_counterproductive/

I had a quick look at that piece and it is so riddled with falsehoods that I couldn't believe anyone would take it seriously.
For instance, Norway was quoted as having the highest gun ownership and the lowest death rate. Ever heard of Anders Breyvik? Then there was the piece about Russians not having any guns but having a very high murder rate. Are you kidding me ! Russia is awash with weapons from the military and run by mobsters. The whole article was pure comedy gold, thanks for the laugh

-- hide signature --

Any problem on earth can be solved by a well aimed Pomegranate...
Tony
http://the-random-photographer.blogspot.com/

Read this Harvard research to further your knowledge

http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf

Yes, marvellous, more comedy gold, that's lovely and everything but can you explain why in the last 6 months there have been at least two spree killings (one in a cinema and one in a school in case you'd forgotten) in the USA? I don't recall anything like that happening anywhere else. Whats the common theme between these two incidents? I'll give you a clue, it begins with a "G" and ends in "uns".

-- hide signature --

Any problem on earth can be solved by a well aimed Pomegranate...
Tony
http://the-random-photographer.blogspot.com/

I wonder who paid for this "Harvard" study, which is a joke! Siting a murder rate in Russia in 2002 and saying it was "gun-less" just shows how f..g clueless these two professors were and they obvioulsy didn't venture too far from their cozy offices and relied too much on the undegrads who did all the research for them. From 1992 to 2006, Russia was going thru the period similar to what is called Wild Wild West here - mobsters were trying to divide the territories and killing themselves in record numbers. Guns were everywhere as military was all but in a complete disarray, officers not paid for months and so on. How can anyone call that country "gun-less" is beyond my understanding and I came from Russia and have many friend still there.

I also think they got the murder rate stats for Luxembourg wrong. Most likely it was 9 murders in the whole country, not 9 murders per 100,000. And with a population of 500.000 the murder rate in Luxembourg is most likely 1.8 per 100,000. Which also correlates with later statistics for Luxembourg.

Later statistics also show that most western European countries has a murder rate on 1 - 2 per 100,000.

But I guess this report was custom made for one purpose, and with statistics you can show about anything. It only depend on how you package it.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow