"Harvard Study: Gun Control Is Counterproductive"

Started Dec 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
CFynn
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Re: "Harvard Study: Gun Control Is Counterproductive"
In reply to Princess Leia, Dec 17, 2012

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 looked at that Harvard Study - those "nine European states" which supposedly have the lowest rates of gun ownership and high murder rates turn out to be what were once parts of the Soviet Union including Russia which is in reality are now awash with guns and criminal mayhem - especially in places like Chechnya and the Caucasus.

This seems t be the same sort of "university study" tobacco companies used to fund to "prove" that smoking tobacco was harmless or oil companies fund to "prove" that man made climate change is a myth. I suppose you believe in the proofs of those creationist theories too.

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