Skip to comments.Study cherry picks Missouri gun data to make misleading case for more control
Posted on 02/21/2014 9:49:18 AM PST by richardb72
With headlines claiming Study Shows Gun Control Works, media outlets such as CBS, MSNBC, PBS, Washington Post, and BBC were breathless over a soon-to-be-released study by Daniel Webster in the Journal of Urban Health. The claim is that when Missouri in 2007 made it easier to buy handguns, the murder rate went up relative to the U.S. murder rate.
Prior to August 2007, Missouri law had established what is known as a universal background check, closing down the so-called gun show loophole.
While it is true that the murder rate in Missouri rose 17 percent relative to the rest of the U.S. in the five years after 2007, it had actually increased by 32 percent during the previous five years. The question is why the Missouri murder rate was increasing relative to the rest of the United States at a slower rate after the change in the law than it did prior to it. Missouri was on an ominous path before the law was ended.
Simply looking at whether murder rates were higher after the law was rescinded than before misses much of what was going on. Most likely, getting rid of the law slowed the growth rate in murders.
But there are other reasons not to accept the conclusion touted by the press. . . .
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HA! When this study was intitially reported on FR a couple of days ago my first questions was, “what was the year to year change in the murder rates in the decade prior to the 2007 change in the law.” Looks like it was the right question to ask. But then, I guess all of us on FR have learned how to question a liberal “study” and for the same reasons.
yeah ... because it's the press that is touting it!
If the citizen disarmament people had a point, they wouldn’t have to lie. Citizen disarmament is simply not a logical way to reduce crime. It has always had the same goal, to reduce the power of the masses and increase the power of the state.
And nothing at all will be done to daniel webster or john’s hopkins for being paid by fascists to lie in order to steal the rights from free people. Nothing at all.
“Figures don't lie, but liars can figure.”
More Murdered with Hands and Feet than “Assault Rifles”
I believe that. Cars are more dangerous but society has been taught and coached to fear guns.
i live in town A of 100,000 people. in 2011 we had one murder. town A passes constitutional carry in 2011 in 2012 we had 2 murders.
libtard headine MURDER RATE DOUBLES IN ONE YEAR DUE TO UNRESTRICTED GUN LAWS.
or MURDER RATE INCREASED 100% SINCE GUN LAW PASSED LACK OF GUN CONTROL TO BLAME