The Darwin approach to gun control

Jan 2016
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Unfortunately, losing a foot or accidentally killing a loved one doesn't impede their ability to reproduce.
If losing a foot doesn't impede their ability to reproduce, we should tell them to aim just a little bit higher.
 
Feb 2010
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The focus here seems to have shifted off of AR15's and now be on all guns.

What now is the proposed solution...?
 
Jun 2010
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Maybe we just have to wait for the species to suffer some more deaths?

We analyzed data for 50 states over 19 years to investigate the relationship between gun prevalence and accidental gun deaths across different age groups. For every age group, where there are more guns, there are more accidental deaths. The mortality rate was 7 times higher in the four states with the most guns compared to the four states with the fewest guns.
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hicrc/firearms-research/gun-threats-and-self-defense-gun-use/

That's just accidents. Go look up the data about most people being killed by people they know.

If we do nothing, eventually, even ardent arsenal keepers may be chastened. They just have to accidentally lose a loved one or accidentally blow off a foot.
The data about people being killed by someone they know is misleading.

It is often interpreted to imply that a gun in the home is most likely to kill a resident of that home which is untrue.

The fact is that most murderers know their victims but that does not mean they reside with said victims. Even a thug performing a drive by usually knows who he is shooting at.

More guns equals less crime and gun death which is a proven fact,.
 

Davocrat

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The data about people being killed by someone they know is misleading.

It is often interpreted to imply that a gun in the home is most likely to kill a resident of that home which is untrue.

The fact is that most murderers know their victims but that does not mean they reside with said victims. Even a thug performing a drive by usually knows who he is shooting at.

More guns equals less crime and gun death which is a proven fact,.
So by saying "thug," you mean to split this between conscientious white gun owners and black guys with guns, right?

Regardless, the data are clear: more guns more risk.

I'm fine with reactionaries stocking up.
 
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Nov 2015
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The data used in from a 2001 study based on data from 1988.

There has never been correlation between firearms and suicide rates.
According to The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicene -

"Research has found, for example, that higher rates of household firearms ownership are associated with higher rates of gun suicide"


What source is your quote from?
 

Blues63

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According to The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicene -

"Research has found, for example, that higher rates of household firearms ownership are associated with higher rates of gun suicide"


What source is your quote from?
The Associated Review of Social Economics
 
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