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Old 12th Nov 2014, 01:25
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“Why don't you present the evidence?”

There is plenty of evidence.

There is a clear link between gun ownership (hand guns in particular) and gun homicide. You can highlight countries like Mexico that you think have stricter gun laws (they don’t btw) to further entrench your position and they may offer an anomaly to the data (which will always happen), but MOST countries that have lax HANDGUN laws also have HIGHER homicide rates as a result.

Cut and paste from before:

These are some of the most widely recognized studies conducted. All concluded the same thing.

Harvard school of public health:

“Case-control studies, ecological time-series and cross-sectional studies indicate that in homes, cities, states and regions in the US, where there are more guns, both men and women are at higher risk for homicide, particularly firearm homicide.”

Boston University (most in depth study of gun homicide conducted)

Harvard Injury Control Research Center:

"The evidence is very compelling. There are more gun murder in areas with more guns, and more murder overall”

Journal of the American Medical Association:

“Conclusions and Relevance A higher number of firearm laws in a state are associated with a lower rate of firearm fatalities in the state.”

American Psychological Association

New England Journal of Medicine

“The study found that keeping a gun in the home was strongly and independently associated with an increased risk of homicide.”
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