States with strict gun laws found to ...

States with strict gun laws found to have fewer shooting deaths

There are 5075 comments on the Reuters story from Mar 7, 2013, titled States with strict gun laws found to have fewer shooting deaths. In it, Reuters reports that:

States that have more laws restricting gun ownership have lower rates of death from shootings, both suicides and homicides, a study by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University found.

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“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#4348 Apr 28, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate
Two UCLA economists say they have figured out why the Great Depression dragged on for almost 15 years, and they blame a suspect previously thought to be beyond reproach: President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
After scrutinizing Roosevelt's record for four years, Harold L. Cole and Lee E. Ohanian conclude in a new study that New Deal policies signed into law 71 years ago thwarted economic recovery for seven long years.
"Why the Great Depression lasted so long has always been a great mystery, and because we never really knew the reason, we have always worried whether we would have another 10- to 15-year economic slump," said Ohanian, vice chair of UCLA's Department of Economics. "We found that a relapse isn't likely unless lawmakers gum up a recovery with ill-conceived stimulus policies."
In an article in the August issue of the Journal of Political Economy, Ohanian and Cole blame specific anti-competition and pro-labor measures that Roosevelt promoted and signed into law June 16, 1933.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/fdr-s-po...
Come on now - two UCLA economists? Not a reliable source, and you know this.

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#4349 Apr 28, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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I do -very well in fact. You are referring to the noted economist, correct?
Exactly he Wrote the Book Titled "A New Deal" which Chase talked up about the great economical success of Stalin in Russia and when FDR won the election in 1932 and while campaigning for president FDR promised a New Deal and the book flew off the shelves.

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#4350 Apr 28, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Come on now - two UCLA economists? Not a reliable source, and you know this.
THOMAS SOWELL: FDRs policies prolonged Great Depression

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/opinion/colu...

February 2, 2009.

How Government Prolonged the Depression
Policies that decreased competition in product and labor markets were especially destructive

The downturn of 1937-38 was preceded by large wage hikes that pushed wages well above their NIRA levels, following the Supreme Court's 1937 decision that upheld the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act. These wage hikes led to further job loss, particularly in manufacturing. The "recession in a depression" thus was not the result of a reversal of New Deal policies, as argued by some, but rather a deepening of New Deal polices that raised wages even further above their competitive levels, and which further prevented the normal forces of supply and demand from restoring full employment. Our research indicates that New Deal labor and industrial policies prolonged the Depression by seven years.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1233532767491...

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4353 Apr 28, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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I
Why Is the Right Deranged?

Why is the left racist, deceptive, and treasonous?

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4355 Apr 28, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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That is the best thing that could happen. I don't know that a lot of illegals are going back. It would be great if they did. Independents in electoral college positions is the key to the future of America.
Mexican immigration to the United States is on the brink of a historic reversal: More Mexicans may be going back to Mexico than coming in, according to a Pew Hispanic Center report Monday.

The influx of Mexicans, which has dominated U.S. immigration patterns for four decades, began to tumble in 2006 and 2007 as the housing bust and recession created a dearth of jobs. At the same time, the number of Mexicans returning to their native country along with their U.S.-born children soared.

Stricter border enforcement, more deportations and tough state immigration laws such as the Arizona statute being challenged before the Supreme Court on Wednesday probably also contributed to the shift, says Jeffrey Passel, lead author of the report. The study analyzed data from censuses and a variety of other sources in both countries.
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/st...

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#4358 Apr 29, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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WORST president in the HISTORY of the USA, by the way, GayDavy.
Until MODERN times. Barack Hussien O'Bama takes that distiguished trophy now!

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#4359 Apr 29, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
<quoted text>Mexican immigration to the United States is on the brink of a historic reversal: More Mexicans may be going back to Mexico than coming in, according to a Pew Hispanic Center report Monday.

The influx of Mexicans, which has dominated U.S. immigration patterns for four decades, began to tumble in 2006 and 2007 as the housing bust and recession created a dearth of jobs. At the same time, the number of Mexicans returning to their native country along with their U.S.-born children soared.

Stricter border enforcement, more deportations and tough state immigration laws such as the Arizona statute being challenged before the Supreme Court on Wednesday probably also contributed to the shift, says Jeffrey Passel, lead author of the report. The study analyzed data from censuses and a variety of other sources in both countries.
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/st...
Interesting. Lol, the illegals in my area must have not gotten the memo.

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4360 Apr 29, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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Interesting. Lol, the illegals in my area must have not gotten the memo.
Guess it varies according to location. Hey, look what I found:

"It is expressly provided in the Constitution of the United States, that the States may provide for their own defence in times of imminent danger. We are bound by that Constitution and we have a right to defend ourselves in the way that is reserved in the Constitution of the United States; that is left to every State in the Union, unrestricted and in full force. He knew that the people of the United States had reserved the right of self defence; but the States have given up the right to keep ships of war or troops in time of peace. What he had said he took from the book, and he had not gone beyond that. The right of preparing for war is exclusively reserved to the Government of the United States, and the States cannot, for their own defence, keep ships of war or troops in time of peace. Now for the qualification of these remarks, he would refer to the amendment to the Constitution which had already been read as follows: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Why this was intended to convey to individuals certain personal rights. This is a personal right reserved to individuals to bear arms; this was adopted to grant to every man the shield of self defence."

- Mr. Walter Forward, Oct. 3, 1837 Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention.[THE CONVENTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION COMMENCED AT HARRISBURG MAY 2 1837, VOL IV. Pages 96-97]. Mr. Forward,(January 24, 1786 November 24, 1852), was an American lawyer and politician. Elected to the 17th Congress in 1822, and reelected to the 18th Congress. He was appointed on March 6, 1841 by President William Henry Harrison to be First Comptroller of the Treasury. Served in that post until September 13, 1841. And was then appointed 15th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury by President John Tyler).

Think that about ends all debates, yes?

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#4361 Apr 29, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
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A Short History of Democrats, Republicans, and Racism
The following are a few basic historical facts that every American should know.
Fact: The Republican Party was founded primarily to oppose slavery, and Republicans eventually abolished slavery. The Democratic Party fought them and tried to maintain and expand slavery.
...EDITED....
Your problem there, putz-boy, is that this is all in the distant past. Most educated people KNOW this stuff...and most also know that since the late '60s, the roles of the parties have virtually REVERSED as Dixiecrats retired or went Republican (see: Strom Thurmond), Dems began to support Civil Rights, and the 'Solid [Democratic] South' evaporated and went Republican as well.

That's what happens when you live in the past, putz-boy. You never catch up on what's happening NOW...:)

“Stop the Brain Rot”

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#4362 Apr 29, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>to a FDR Modern Pseudo Liberal FDR was the Best which even Ronald Reagan thought but to a True or Classical Liberal FDR was the Worst which is a known fact especially when called his policies and Liberal Policies which Liberalism rejects.
Pure, unadulterated gibberish, typical of your modern Rightie 'bagger asshat.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

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#4363 Apr 29, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
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Guess it varies according to location. Hey, look what I found:
"It is expressly provided in the Constitution ...EDITED.... And was then appointed 15th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury by President John Tyler).
Think that about ends all debates, yes?
Except the one where I say "I want to see the 2nd Amendment REPEALED per Constitutional provision, and replaced with strict gun-control laws which keep more weapons out of circulation."

That ends the debate from MY POV, Mr. Historical Blowhard.:)

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#4364 Apr 29, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
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Why Is the Right Deranged?
Why is the left racist, deceptive, and treasonous?
Trying to talk like a CONservative while living in a solidly blue state?

Get over yourself numbnuts.

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#4365 Apr 29, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Pure, unadulterated gibberish, typical of your modern Rightie 'bagger asshat.
not at all.

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#4367 Apr 29, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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Really? Wow! I didn't realize corporations could vote.
Gosh, we can add that to the bucket load of other things you know nothing about but aren't afr4aid to give an opinion on.

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#4368 Apr 29, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
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Guess it varies according to location. Hey, look what I found:
More 200 year old quote mining, oh boy!

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#4369 Apr 29, 2013
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
Until MODERN times. Barack Hussien O'Bama takes that distiguished trophy now!
No one can touch George Bush's record.

Maybe after we pay off his two wars and his deficit, we can start forgetting how bad he was.

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#4370 Apr 29, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
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Mexican immigration
Off topic copy & paste.

Flagged.

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#4371 Apr 29, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate
Gosh, some economists say he made it better and some say he made it worst.

I wonder if anyone will say if this is remotely on topic, AnalOriface?

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Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#4372 Apr 29, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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No one can touch George Bush's record.
Maybe after we pay off his two wars and his deficit, we can start forgetting how bad he was.
Maybe we could afford to pay our debts if we didn't create new and bigger ones and if we closed Gitmo and pulled ALL of our troups out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Maybe if we stopped giving money to failed "Green" companies. Maybe if we stopped with the extravagant vacations and decided to pass a budget. Maybe if we cared about America and its economy we might get something done.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

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#4373 Apr 29, 2013
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe we could afford to pay our debts if we didn't create new and bigger ones and if we closed Gitmo and pulled ALL of our troups out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Maybe if we stopped giving money to failed "Green" companies. Maybe if we stopped with the extravagant vacations and decided to pass a budget. Maybe if we cared about America and its economy we might get something done.
Although I don't agree that 'paying our debts' isn't quite the number one priority that some would claim, I have to agree with some of your other suggestsions, particularly ending military interventionism and Gitmo.

And it'd be nice if both parties cared about the economy, yes...

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