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New Study Demolishes Almost Every Gun Control Myth
Mediaite ^ | January 3, 2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 01/05/2014 9:24:00 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A study published in the latest issue of the academic journal Applied Economics Letters took on many of the claims made regularly by advocates of stricter gun laws. The study determined that nearly every claim made in support of stronger restrictions on gun ownership is not supported by an exhaustive analysis of crime statistics.

The study, “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates,” conducted by Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius, examined nearly 30 years of statistics and concluded that stricter gun laws do not result in a reduction in gun violence. In fact, Gius found the opposite – that a proliferation of concealed carry permits can actually reduce incidents of gun crime.

“Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states,” the study’s abstract reads. “It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level.”

“These results suggest that restrictive concealed weapons laws may cause an increase in gun-related murders at the state level,” the abstract concludes.

Gius notes that his findings are consistent with those of John R. Lott and David B. Mustard, two researchers who authored a controversial 1997 study which found that right-to-carry concealed gun provisions both “deters violent crimes and it appears to produce no increase in accidental deaths.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; crime; guncontrol; myths; study

1 posted on 01/05/2014 9:24:00 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leftism ignorance mythology isn’t concerned in the least about reality-based studies, or reality-based anything for that matter.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 9:28:44 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

To the Left, “truth” is whatever advances Socialism, and anything which impedes Socialism is automatically false.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 9:30:47 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Steely Tom

Reality is bigoted.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 9:31:59 AM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the self-proclaimed better people who want the commoners disarmed actually were at all intellectually superior, they’d know better than to try to justify disarming us with patently obvious fake data and illogic. All they actually do is make spectacular public fools of themselves.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 9:32:08 AM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So if the desired and multiply expressed results of Gun-control laws is the exact opposite of what really occurs with Gun-Control laws in the population effected by the Gun-control Laws, then perhaps... just perhaps the actual desired are something else?

Like the disarming of the law abiding populace to make them easier prey for the actual constituents of the Democrats... Criminals. As was done with the Sullivan Act in New York, At least Sullivan was honest enough to admit it after the act was passed.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 9:38:58 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmark


7 posted on 01/05/2014 9:41:52 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: PapaBear3625; Crazieman
The left believes that reality itself is a social construct. They actually do believe reality is bigoted, because (they believe) the reality which we all experience as members of Western society was constructed by Dead White Males.

Here is an important touchstone of this concept, from The Social Construction of Reality, a 1966 book by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann. The following quote is from the Wikipedia article on this book:

The work introduced the term social construction into the social sciences and was strongly influenced by the work of Alfred Schütz.

The central concept of Social Construction of Reality is that persons and groups interacting in a social system create, over time, concepts or mental representations of each other's actions, and that these concepts eventually become habituated into reciprocal roles played by the actors in relation to each other. When these roles are made available to other members of society to enter into and play out, the reciprocal interactions are said to be institutionalised. In the process of this institutionalisation, meaning is embedded in society.

Knowledge and people's conception (and belief) of what reality is becomes embedded in the institutional fabric of society. Reality is therefore said to be socially constructed.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 9:43:05 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

So if I refuse to believe in dead white men, I can fly by jumping off a building?


9 posted on 01/05/2014 9:49:33 AM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Take this, enmesh it with other recent study by Quinnipiac, toss in the comments by the new police chief of Detroit and the Obamabastard can shove his lame gun control agenda based on public safety up his butt. Gin Control has NOTHING to do with public safety and EVERYTHING to do with making the PEOPLE more afraid of their GOVERNMENT than their GOVERNMENT afraid of the PEOPLE - as the Founding Fathers INTENDED.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 9:52:09 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

—would like to read the article but at $40, I’ll wait-—


11 posted on 01/05/2014 9:53:34 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: PapaBear3625
To the Left, “truth” is whatever advances Socialism, and anything which impedes Socialism is automatically false.

Well said.

12 posted on 01/05/2014 9:56:08 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


13 posted on 01/05/2014 10:05:03 AM PST by Marylander
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For the Left, gun control has nothing to do with reduction of criminal behavior. Criminals will not be deterred by gun control laws and they know it. The goal of gun control is political power. If the crime argument doesn’t work, they will come up with some other argument. But, they will never admit their true aim.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 10:08:12 AM PST by centurion316
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
More good news: New Detroit police chief: crime drops when citizens are armed ( he's changed his mind)
15 posted on 01/05/2014 10:09:51 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Crazieman

and racist!


16 posted on 01/05/2014 10:21:41 AM PST by matthew fuller (Pubbies need to replace Boehner with Gowdy if they want to survive.....)
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To: Steely Tom
The left believes that reality itself is a social construct.

The useful idiots may believe that crap but the men at the top know what reality is. They have to know. All their power lies in manipulating the perception of reality by the masses. Nonsense like the Social Construction of Reality is designed to confuse and mentally disarm the opposition.

17 posted on 01/05/2014 10:22:35 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
The useful idiots may believe that crap but the men at the top know what reality is. They have to know. All their power lies in manipulating the perception of reality by the masses. Nonsense like the Social Construction of Reality is designed to confuse and mentally disarm the opposition.

Yes, exactly.

Liberals are children.

The left - the hard left - is made up of users, abusers, and exploiters of these liberal children. When the left takes over, the line the liberal children up against a wall and send them to hell.

18 posted on 01/05/2014 10:27:40 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All the scientific studies in the world won’t overcome “But it feeeeeels right!”


19 posted on 01/05/2014 10:28:52 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

States that have restrictive gun laws should be catagorized as police states similar to catagorizing terrorist states or human rights violating states.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 10:36:05 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: centurion316

centurion316 wrote: “If the crime argument doesn’t work, they will come up with some other argument.”

They already have... Now, it’s common to find them touting the ‘public health’ impacts of additional gun control. They’ve even managed to incorporate it into Zero’s signature legislative effluent, Zer0-don’t-care. Your healthcare provider will be asking you about firearms in your home when you pop in for treatment...


21 posted on 01/05/2014 10:53:49 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: The Working Man

People should ponder your post #6. I have had that theory for awhile and believe it’s true. Liberals actually understand the true correlation between guns/crime etc, and WANT people to be preyed on, and victimized by their constituents... e.g. criminals.


22 posted on 01/05/2014 11:41:34 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Criminals don’t follow gun laws. Only insane lefties think otherwise,


23 posted on 01/05/2014 11:51:49 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth
Criminals don’t follow gun laws. Only insane lefties think otherwise


24 posted on 01/05/2014 12:39:07 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good ideas sell themselves...They do not have to be “sold” to an unwilling public, much less imposed by law at the point of a gun...


25 posted on 01/05/2014 12:41:34 PM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ping for later


26 posted on 01/05/2014 1:38:50 PM PST by TheRobb7 ("Patriots don't negotiate the terms of our enslavement"--JimRob)
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To: centurion316

“For the Left, gun control has nothing to do with reduction of criminal behavior. Criminals will not be deterred by gun control laws and they know it. The goal of gun control is political power. If the crime argument doesn’t work, they will come up with some other argument. But, they will never admit their true aim.”

In a nutshell. Say it loud; say it often.

Don’t lose your job over it, though. Yet.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 2:13:51 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone will need to do a study to determine whether these studies that show gun control to be unhelpful in curbing murder will reduce the mind-numbing number of calls for gun control.

Somehow, I doubt that will be the case.

As is pretty well known, gun control has little to do with controlling violence, and lots to do with controlling people, e.g., gun owners.


28 posted on 01/05/2014 4:04:03 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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