The Pacific Standard on gun policy

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Re: The Pacific Standard on gun policy

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One thing I have learned is in many studies if you look closely enough at the results and metodology they appear to deliberately not differentiate suicides from overall gun violence or gun deaths.

Often times suicide is used to inflate gun deaths as a way to confuse people or make it to be a worse problem than it is.

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senorgrand wrote:
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:35 pm
When talking about America as the "most violent industrialized country" (which it isn't), anti2a folks point to America having more guns than any industrialized country (which we do).

What they fail to point out is that we also have one of the largest income inequalities of any major country and a run-amok drug war.
Income inequality is killing far more people than assault rifles, but it's not a good way to drum up donations for a political campaign.

Easy solutions for complex problems are typically what a politician will present, and even though we've tried an AWB, which had no significant effect on crime, almost the entire Dem field wants to try it again.

It's a money raising tool, not a political solution.

Talking about rampant poverty and inequity would fix violent crime, as would making sure that we have safe and legal reproductive rights. People should not be forced to have children if they don't want to, and having unwanted children leads to spikes in crime rates.


Also, thanks to the OP for the post. It's a great summation of the problems with most gun control articles.

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Re: The Pacific Standard on gun policy

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NegativeApproach wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:30 am
senorgrand wrote:
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:35 pm
When talking about America as the "most violent industrialized country" (which it isn't), anti2a folks point to America having more guns than any industrialized country (which we do).

What they fail to point out is that we also have one of the largest income inequalities of any major country and a run-amok drug war.
Income inequality is killing far more people than assault rifles, but it's not a good way to drum up donations for a political campaign.
I'm guessing one could count on one hand the number of people killed by perps using manufactured automatic weapons in civilian society in the US within the last 50 years.
NegativeApproach wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:30 am
Easy solutions for complex problems are typically what a politician will present, and even though we've tried an AWB, which had no significant effect on crime, almost the entire Dem field wants to try it again.

It's a money raising tool, not a political solution.

It is a political solution to raising money.
NegativeApproach wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:30 am
Talking about rampant poverty and inequity would fix violent crime, as would making sure that we have safe and legal reproductive rights. People should not be forced to have children if they don't want to, and having unwanted children leads to spikes in crime rates.
Apparently, there is no interest in actually reducing crime committed using firearms further.

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