December 24, 2012

More Guns in U.S. Haven't Caused More Killings

John Horgan, Scientific American

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I’ve beaten up on opponents of gun control in posts published on the day of the Newtown massacre and again on Sunday. In both posts, I strongly implied that more guns mean more shootings. Now I’d like to present statistics that contradict that hypothesis, or at least show it to be grossly simplistic. I found these stats in “Gun Control Legislation, “a report of the Congressional Research Service published on...

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