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



    Harvard Gun Control Study
    "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)"
     
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    FBI Statistics back that up too:
    U.S. violent crime down for fifth straight year - CNN.com

    Gun sales are booming yet crime is decreasing. How could that be? If it's really the guns that cause problems then crime should be increasing!

    OldRocks has no answer because he has to wait for a fake study to be published from England.
     
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    I notice that the states with the highest gun ownership rates also have the highest firearm murder rates. The rate in Missisisppi is nearly three times the rate in New York. How could that be?
     
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    Does the concept of population density in relation to rising crime mean nothing to you?

    Try again, population density has a DIRECT relationship to increasing crime rates. IOW, the more people you stick together in a small space, the greater number of criminals per capita you are going to have.

    There is also social issues, cultural issues and a HOST of other things that relate to crime and homicide rates. We can pretend all day that gun ownership is the only thing that matters but we know that is utterly false. The only real data that matters is the data that isolates (as much as possible) gun laws with crime rates. Essentially, that means we need to compare crime rates before and after strict gun laws have been enacted in that locality. I'll let you a guess as to what you thing the outcome has been in such areas...
     
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    And the city of Chicago, which has strict gun laws, has had more murders this year then dead civilians in Afghanistan!
     
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