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“Smarter Than You”

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#12935
Feb 1, 2013
 
Told y'all Texan has an imposter following him around.Has happened to me as well.That's why I use an avatar.
tesd

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#12936
Feb 1, 2013
 
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Natchitoches, LA

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#12937
Feb 1, 2013
 
Deerhunter wrote:
It is broke, but who are we going to call...White,Glass, Shafto or Perry----Gotta go with Perry by default...
Ghost Busters
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Feb 1, 2013
 
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#12939
Feb 1, 2013
 
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#12940
Feb 1, 2013
 
British Broadcasting Co?

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#12941
Feb 1, 2013
 
Harvard Study: Gun Control Is Counterproductive
I've just learned that Washington, D.C.'s petition for a rehearing of the Parker case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was denied today. This is good news. Readers will recall in this case that the D.C. Circuit overturned the decades-long ban on gun
ownership in the nation's capitol on Second Amendment grounds.

However, as my colleague Peter Ferrara explained in his National Review On line article following the initial decision in March, it looks very likely that the United States Supreme Court will take the case on appeal. When it does so - beyond seriously considering the clear original intent of the Second Amendment to protect an individual's right to armed self-defense - the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court would be wise to take into account the findings of a recent study out of Harvard.

The study, which just appeared in Volume 30, Number 2 of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (pp. 649-694), set out to answer the question in its title: "Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide? emphatic no, showing a negative correlation: as gun ownership increases, murder and suicide decreases.

The findings of two criminologists - Prof. Don Kates and Prof. Gary Mauser - in their exhaustive study of American and European gun laws and violence rates, are telling:

Nations with stringent anti-gun laws generally have substantially higher murder rates than those that do not. The study found that the nine European nations with the lowest rates of gun ownership (5,000 or fewer guns per 100,000 population) have a combined murder rate three times higher than that of the nine nations with the highest rates of gun ownership (at least 15,000 guns per 100,000 population).

For example, Norway has the highest rate of gun ownership in Western Europe, yet possesses the lowest murder rate. In contrast, Holland's murder rate is nearly the worst, despite having the lowest gun ownership rate in Western Europe.

If the mantra "more guns equal more death and fewer guns equal less death" were true, broad cross-national comparisons should show that nations with higher gun ownership per capita consistently have more death. Nations with higher gun ownership rates, however, do not have higher murder or suicide rates than those with lower gun ownership. Indeed many high gun ownership nations have much lower murder rates.(p. 661)

Finally, and as if to prove the bumper sticker correct - that "gun don't kill people, people do" - the study also shows that Russia's murder rate is four times higher than the U.S. and more than 20 times higher than Norway. This, in a country that practically eradicated private gun ownership over the course of decades of totalitarian rule and police state methods of suppression. Needless to say, very few Russian murders involve guns.

[P]er capita murder overall is only half as frequent in the United States as in several other nations where gun murder is rarer, but murder by strangling, stabbing, or beating is much more frequent.(p. 663 - emphases in original)

It is important to note here that Profs. Kates and Mauser are not pro-gun zealots. In fact, they go out of their way to stress that their study neither proves that gun control causes higher murder rates nor that increased gun ownership necessarily leads to lower murder rates.(Though, in my view, Prof. John Lott's More Guns, Less Crime does indeed prove the latter.) But what is clear, and what they do say, is that gun control is ineffectual at preventing murder, and apparently counter productive.

Not only is the D.C. gun ban ill-conceived on constitutional grounds, it fails to live up to its purpose. If the astronomical murder rate in the nation's capitol, in comparison to cities where gun ownership is permitted, didn't already make that fact clear, this study out of Harvard should.
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#12942
Feb 1, 2013
 
Bruser, i'm pro-gun, but there were more gun murders in Houston than in the entire country of England.What gives?
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#12944
Feb 1, 2013
 
waco1909 wrote:
Bruser, i'm pro-gun, but there were more gun murders in Houston than in the entire country of England.What gives?
Guns are completely banned in England, so they have to stick with knives and baseball bats to kill each other.

Here in Houston, the herd is self thinning as well, but they are able to use guns.

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#12945
Feb 1, 2013
 
Defiant1 wrote:
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Guns are completely banned in England, so they have to stick with knives and baseball bats to kill each other.
Here in Houston, the herd is self thinning as well, but they are able to use guns.
Actually, I think there are more total murders of all types in Houston, than the entirety of England. Must be cultural...
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#12946
Feb 1, 2013
 
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Actually, I think there are more total murders of all types in Houston, than the entirety of England. Must be cultural...
Human trafficking, drugs and illegal immigration play a big part.

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#12949
Feb 2, 2013
 
damn invasion wrote:
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I'm not real sure what you were talking about, with all the --'s.
But, I'm not a guy so, my p-- is non-existant.
I know about real Texan's because, I am one. Born and raised asnd taught true Texas history, before it was altered.
Now, how is it that you're so stupid that, you think anyone would believe you're a Texan?
Another thing - why do you pretend to be one?
Believe he was referring to the fake"Texan"imposter, at least in the beginning.

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#12950
Feb 2, 2013
 
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Believe he was referring to the fake"Texan"imposter, at least in the beginning.
The beast is just blindly lashing out... it can't stand the light of day... too many people recognize him on sight now.

When at first you practice to deceive...

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#12951
Feb 2, 2013
 
Texan is not a"beast".He is a human being.With a life, and people that care about him.Are not we all?

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#12955
Feb 3, 2013
 
damn invasion wrote:
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Oh, puke.
We don't have to care about invading Mexicans. We'd be stupid to give up any more of America, to appease invading foreigners.
They need to shut up and agree with us, if they want to be here.
Cos, we don't all kiss their butts and think they walk on clouds.
What's that got to do with Texan?
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Feb 3, 2013
 
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#12957
Feb 3, 2013
 
Mr. Invasion's interpretation of history is very entertaining.

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#12958
Feb 3, 2013
 
waco1909 wrote:
Texan is not a"beast".He is a human being.With a life, and people that care about him.
Hmmmm... maybe you're right... but I don't see it.

He has not shown any humanity that I have seen.
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Feb 3, 2013
 
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#12960
Feb 4, 2013
 
Not that stupid Perry!

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