Skip to comments.Do Stricter Gun Laws Lead to Higher Murder Rates
Posted on 02/24/2010 4:32:57 AM PST by mattstat
The Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence has compiled a scorecard for each state, according to how they (the Bradyites) view each states gun laws. These statistics are through 2009.
More restrictive states received higher scores. Utah received the bestor worst, depending on your perspectivescore (0), and California received the worst (79). The score had several components, such as whether laws were in place to forbid bulk purchases, and whether there were assault weapons bans. Complete details are available at their site.
The Guardian, doing the job American papers have forgotten to do, and using the Feds data, compiled each states total murders, and the number of those that were perpetrated with firearms or by other means. Firearms murders were separated by handguns, shotguns, rifles, and unknown types; the other means included knives, hands and feet, or unknown. These statistics were from 2008.
I then went to the Gallup organization and retrieved the results from two polls: the Democrat minus Republican voting percent intentions (numbers greater than 0 indicated a Democrat advantage, etc.), and the percent population self-identifying as conservative (anywhere from 29-49%; other possibilities were liberal, moderate, and none of your business). These were from 2009.
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The Bradyites don’t include murder rates in their approval statistics? That would indicate that murder rates are deemed irrelevant to their cause and a state with the desired brady gun control laws and a murder rate triple and climbing as compared to a state that recognizes the 2ndAmd is much closer to Eden than the 2AMD state. Murder and violence are not important to these people. Control is.
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