STUDY- Higher gun ownership rates do not cause higher Crime Rates

Geaux4it

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We all knew this.... with the exception of the gun grabbers... and many of them know as well...

Higher gun ownership rates do not cause higher Crime Rates

-Geaux
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The Impact of Gun Ownership Rates on Crime Rates: A Methodological Review of the Evidence

Highlights
-41 studies of the impact of gun prevalence on crime rates were reviewed.

-Each study was assessed on 3 methodological criteria


-Many weak studies find a significant positive effect of gun levels on crime.


-All methodologically strong studies find no such effect.

Abstract
Purpose
This paper reviews 41 English-language studies that tested the hypothesis that higher gun prevalence levels cause higher crime rates, especially higher homicide rates.

Methods
Each study was assessed as to whether it solved or reduced each of three critical methodological problems: (1) whether a validated measure of gun prevalence was used, (2) whether the authors controlled for more than a handful of possible confounding variables, and (3) whether the researchers used suitable causal order procedures to deal with the possibility of crime rates affecting gun rates, instead of the reverse.

The Impact of Gun Ownership Rates on Crime Rates A Methodological Review of the Evidence
 

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For what you say to be true, the inverse would have to be the case; i.e. higher gun ownership means less crime.

Obviously it is not the case because if it were, we should have the safest society in the history of multi-celled organisms....since (following your "logic") we have the most guns.

Instead the opposite is true, we have among the most violent advanced societies in the world with 10,000+ gun deaths.

We share the same culture (books, TV, music, art, theater) as do nations with much lower murder rates so it isn't our culture...it's our 2nd amendment allowing unfettered gun ownership.

It's that simple.
 
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For what you say to be true, the inverse would have to be the case; i.e. higher gun ownership means less crime.

Obviously it is not the case because if it were, we should have the safest society in the history of multi-celled organisms....since (following your "logic") we have the most guns.

Instead the opposite is true, we have among the most violent advanced societies in the world with 10,000+ gun deaths.

We share the same culture (books, TV, music, art, theater) as do nations with much lower murder rates so it isn't our culture...it's our 2nd amendment allowing unfettered gun ownership.

It's that simple.
It means less violent crime which is indeed dropping in states with pro 2A laws

-Geaux
 

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We all knew this.... with the exception of the gun grabbers... and many of them know as well...

Higher gun ownership rates do not cause higher Crime Rates

-Geaux
-------------------

The Impact of Gun Ownership Rates on Crime Rates: A Methodological Review of the Evidence

Highlights
-41 studies of the impact of gun prevalence on crime rates were reviewed.

-Each study was assessed on 3 methodological criteria


-Many weak studies find a significant positive effect of gun levels on crime.


-All methodologically strong studies find no such effect.

Abstract
Purpose
This paper reviews 41 English-language studies that tested the hypothesis that higher gun prevalence levels cause higher crime rates, especially higher homicide rates.

Methods
Each study was assessed as to whether it solved or reduced each of three critical methodological problems: (1) whether a validated measure of gun prevalence was used, (2) whether the authors controlled for more than a handful of possible confounding variables, and (3) whether the researchers used suitable causal order procedures to deal with the possibility of crime rates affecting gun rates, instead of the reverse.

The Impact of Gun Ownership Rates on Crime Rates A Methodological Review of the Evidence
lol, I'm supposed to buy the study for 19.95? Good one.
 

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