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I’m always amazed about how quickly “gun rights” trolls find any article on the relationship of guns with violence, and attack it with the usual NRA talking points. Must be someone’s full-time job or obsession.
Thanks, media, for taking time out of your busy schedule putting up the almost weekly ‘science’ cranked out the Bloomberg School of Public Health as unbiased ‘new findings’…to tell us that there is a ‘glaring lack of science on guns’.
You’re right, but not for the reasons you think you’re right.
I noticed that the counter claims to this article all fall along the lines of “it’s a conspiracy by the libruls” then blame “the illegals” or “well since there are other kinds of murder we don’t need to study murders with guns”
but in reality, it all comes down to this
1) the math hurts my feelings
2) I don’t have an actual counter-argument
3) therefore the math is wrong
4) ignore it or cry conspiracy
What a crock. Rivera stopped posting when John Lott Phd and others deconstructed the entire methodology of this bogus study.
The academics targeting guns have immense sources of left winger rich guys who routinely finance their shenanigans: Soros, Bloomberg, Buffet, Spielberg, etc. Perhaps the lack of published research is more due to the likely fact that they have done the research, and the data DOESN’T support their ideology.
or perhaps that’s the story you need to tell yourself because the reality hurts you feelings?
Pass mandatory criminal control!
If charged with having/using a firearm unlawfully….
No reduced bail, Subject to an automatic dangerousness hearing, No plea bargains, No reduced sentences, No early release from prison, and minimum state sentencing laws for assaults and/or robberies committed with a firearm.
No need for step two.
‘Keeping a gun at home was “strongly and independently associated with an increased risk of homicide.”’ *yawn* Sure, if people in the home are homicidal. Otherwise, no.
Not taking sides but….
The author assumes that this is a Public Health imperative, Congress has decided that it’s a political issue. We don’t spend taxpayer money funding things the taxpayers (as represented by Congress) don’t want to pay for.
How is this wrong? Want the research done? Find the funding. Don’t send me a bill.
Were there no older studies available that would fit your agenda?
Didn’t take long to delete the conservative comment, the only one here.
Gun violence schmun violence. This is 23-year-old data. During that time, the population has grown by 60 million, many of whom are violent criminals and murderers. The claim that, “…the United States has the highest homicide rate in the developed world…” is a brazen lie. The subject “scientists” need to start dealing with the real problem — not gun murders — just murders. For example, of 218 nations measured, the U.S. ranks 98th, about in the middle. Stated another way, your chances of being murdered in the U.S. are 38 thousandths of a percent (.000038). In the U.K., your chances are one thousandth of a percent (.00001). That’s a difference of 28 thousandths of a percent, a very small difference any way you look at it. A politician’s trick perhaps.
The bottom line is we’re safer today than at any other time in our lives in spite of international terrorism. Seems all the howling over gun-this or gun-that is an old fashioned flimflam. When considering nations with murder rates lower than the U.S, one must consider the large number of murders by illegal aliens, 5,639 annually in the U.S., a higher proportion than in any other nation on earth – for now. That’s almost half the total intentional homicides in the U.S. Survival being what it is, at some point, every successful nation will have to face the violent people who want what they have.