Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Bunch Of Gun-Friendly Links

Via Reddit, this comment. I've only checked out a couple, and quickly, so I can't vouch for them:

As taken from another user but I forgot his username, if anyone knows please comment so they get the credit they deserve.
Here are a few links in regards to mass public shootings and firearms across countries. Links are provided along with sources within those links. Guns are not the problem.
• The US has the more firearms than any country but nowhere near the most firearm homicides• Comparing mass public shootings US and EU. The EU has more mass public shootings per capita than the United States• US becoming safer compared to Europe in both fatalities and frequency of Mass Public Shootings• All but one of the 20 worst mass public shootings, 45 of the worst 50, occurred outside the United States• France had more casualties from mass public shootings in 2015 than the US suffered during Obama’s entire presidency (532 to 527)'s look at the UK. How's gun control going there?
• Gun crime in London up 42%• Gun crime in England and Wales up 27% you're more likely to die falling out of bed than in a mass public shooting. Here's the reason the US has so many firearm homicides.
• "Criminal gangs commit as much as 80 percent of the crime in many communities, according to law enforcement officials throughout the nation. Typical gang-related crimes include alien smuggling, armed robbery, assault, auto theft, drug trafficking, extortion, fraud, home invasions, identity theft, murder, and weapons trafficking."• Gangs behind 80% US crime• 75% homicide victims have prior criminal convictions in Boston• Gangs figure in many homicides in New York as well, but recent polls by The New York Times suggest that the gang problem may be worse in Chicago...In Chicago, gang disputes are clearly a big part of homicides, said John Hagedorn, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago who studies Chicago gangs• 54% US counties had zero murders while 2% of US counties accounted for 51% of homicides• When gun sales go up crime goes down• No, states with high gun ownership don't have more gun homicides• Crime rates before and after gun bans• The racist roots of gun control• 80% police officers think armed civilians help fight crime• Flaws with Kellerman (guy behind the study saying you're 40 times more likely to die by your own firearm in your home than use it in self defense)• Deconstructing Kellerman• The CDC's anti-gun past, Obama's own CDC study (you probably never heard about in the media) found this:
• Armed citizens are less likely to be injured by an attacker
• Gun buyback/turn-in programs are “ineffective” in reducing crime
• Mass shootings and accidental firearm deaths account for a small fraction of gun-related deaths, and both are declining
• Defensive uses of guns are common stating: “defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals"
• Stolen guns and retail/gun show purchases account for very little crime


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