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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Good lord

Huntsville, AL

#4603 May 5, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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If every one owns a gun those fellows with mental problems will not last too long!
They will be taken care of by the intelligent ones!
what a nut!

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4604 May 5, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Hard to believe, you have all the talking points and opinion down perfectly.
"Not a teabagger?"
Just like no one is a "republican" anymore?
Go find the tallest building on Wall Street and take a flying leap, drooler.

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4605 May 5, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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If every one owns a gun those fellows with mental problems will not last too long!
They will be taken care of by the intelligent ones!
PRECISELY.

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4606 May 5, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Nope!
Liberals are told what to think by YOUR leader Al Sharpton.
I always thought they learned it from those multiple personalities whispering to them in their empty little heads.(After having taken their psych med prescription(s) of course).

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#4607 May 5, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>look at China no guns and no vote.
Look at UK, Germany, Japan, and Australia, AnalOriface. Plenty of votes and very few guns.

What do you want to pretend your point is, AnalOriface?

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#4608 May 5, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
Modern Pseudo Liberals
Modern Pseudo Liberals brrr-ack! dirty commies MARKIST, Markists... brrr-ack! brrr-ack! Lenonist! brrr-ack! brrr-ack! Modern Pseudo Liberals brrr-ack! dirty commies MARKIST, Markists... brrr-ack! brrr-ack! Lenonist! brrr-ack! brrr-ack!

Anaol Oriface wanna cracker?

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#4609 May 5, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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Democrats take the mile an inch at a time!
And you can take nine inches without blinking!

Round of applause for dr-deflection!

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#4610 May 5, 2013
LBer wrote:
Let's see - who also had or have strict gun control laws. Nazi Germany? Russia?
United Kingdom. Australia. Japan. Germany.

PS: Germany did not have strict gun control laws until 1946 when Eisenhower imposed them.

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4611 May 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Look at UK, Germany, Japan, and Australia, AnalOriface. Plenty of votes and very few guns.
What do you want to pretend your point is, AnalOriface?
Joyce Lee Malcolm: Two Cautionary Tales of Gun Control

After a school massacre, the U.K. banned handguns in 1998. A decade later, handgun crime had doubled.

Americans are determined that massacres such as happened in Newtown, Conn., never happen again. But how? Many advocate more effective treatment of mentally-ill people or armed protection in so-called gun-free zones. Many others demand stricter control of firearms.

We aren't alone in facing this problem. Great Britain and Australia, for example, suffered mass shootings in the 1980s and 1990s. Both countries had very stringent gun laws when they occurred. Nevertheless, both decided that even stricter control of guns was the answer. Their experiences can be instructive....

...According to their study, the use of handguns rather than long guns (rifles and shotguns) went up sharply, but only one out of 117 gun homicides in the two years following the 1996 National Firearms Agreement used a registered gun. Suicides with firearms went down but suicides by other means went up. They reported "a modest reduction in the severity" of massacres (four or more indiscriminate homicides) in the five years since the government weapons buyback. These involved knives, gas and arson rather than firearms.

In 2008, the Australian Institute of Criminology reported a decrease of 9% in homicides and a one-third decrease in armed robbery since the 1990s, but an increase of over 40% in assaults and 20% in sexual assaults.

What to conclude? Strict gun laws in Great Britain and Australia haven't made their people noticeably safer, nor have they prevented massacres. The two major countries held up as models for the U.S. don't provide much evidence that strict gun laws will solve our problems.

Ms. Malcolm, a professor of law at George Mason University Law School,
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#4612 May 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Look at UK, Germany, Japan, and Australia, AnalOriface. Plenty of votes and very few guns.
What do you want to pretend your point is, AnalOriface?
Speaking of psych med prescription(s)....

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#4613 May 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Modern Pseudo Liberals brrr-ack! dirty commies MARKIST, Markists... brrr-ack! brrr-ack! Lenonist! brrr-ack! brrr-ack! Modern Pseudo Liberals brrr-ack! dirty commies MARKIST, Markists... brrr-ack! brrr-ack! Lenonist! brrr-ack! brrr-ack!
Anaol Oriface wanna cracker?
barefoot2626 the Anaol Oriface definitely wants a cracker as along as it is free and doesn't have to work or pay for it.

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#4614 May 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Look at UK, Germany, Japan, and Australia, AnalOriface. Plenty of votes and very few guns.
What do you want to pretend your point is, AnalOriface?
crime has gone through the roof in the UK just like Chicago has so what do you want to pretend your point is, barefoot2626 the AnalOriface.

Culture of violence: Gun crime goes up by 89% in a decade

By James Slack
UPDATED: 03:42 EST, 27 October 2009

Gun crime has almost doubled since Labour came to power as a culture of extreme gang violence has taken hold.

The latest Government figures show that the total number of firearm offences in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 last year - a rise of 89 per cent.

In some parts of the country, the number of offences has increased more than five-fold.

In eighteen police areas, gun crime at least doubled.

The statistic will fuel fears that the police are struggling to contain gang-related violence, in which the carrying of a firearm has become increasingly common place.

Last week, police in London revealed they had begun carrying out armed patrols on some streets.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12231...

AUSTRALIA: MORE VIOLENT CRIME DESPITE GUN BAN

April 13, 2009

Even Australia's Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research acknowledges that the gun ban had no significant impact on the amount of gun-involved crime:
•In 2006, assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent.
•Sexual assault -- Australia's equivalent term for rape -- increased 29.9 percent.
•Overall, Australia's violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent.

Moreover, Australia and the United States -- where no gun-ban exists -- both experienced similar decreases in murder rates:
•Between 1995 and 2007, Australia saw a 31.9 percent decrease; without a gun ban, America's rate dropped 31.7 percent.
•During the same time period, all other violent crime indices increased in Australia: assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent.
•Sexual assault -- Australia's equivalent term for rape -- increased 29.9 percent.
•Overall, Australia's violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent.
•At the same time, U.S. violent crime decreased 31.8 percent: rape dropped 19.2 percent; robbery decreased 33.2 percent; aggravated assault dropped 32.2 percent.
•Australian women are now raped over three times as often as American women.

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/...

Crime Rate Increases with Australia's gun Ban



barefoot2626 the AnalOriface and the point is you know nothing about facts and want to pretend that Australia and the UK are doing just great which it is for the criminals there which is just like in Chicago, Illinois here in the US.
Quit

Huntsville, AL

#4615 May 5, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
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lying. Nothing like the gun crime here. Your source was discredited anyway.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#4616 May 5, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
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Go find the tallest building on Wall Street and take a flying leap, drooler.
More Limbaughtomy urine?

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#4617 May 5, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>crime has gone through the roof in the UK .
It hasn't.

How many people are killed by firearms in the UK, AnalOriface?

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#4618 May 5, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>crime has gone through the roof in the UK just like Chicago
Murder rate has gone down in Chicago, AnalOriface.

Update your rants.

The highest murder rate of cities in the US, by the way: New Orleans, no gun restrictions there. Chicago is around the 15th.

Update your rants.

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#4619 May 5, 2013
Quit wrote:
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lying. Nothing like the gun crime here. Your source was discredited anyway.
not lying at all your source has proved nothing.

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#4620 May 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Murder rate has gone down in Chicago, AnalOriface.
Update your rants.
The highest murder rate of cities in the US, by the way: New Orleans, no gun restrictions there. Chicago is around the 15th.
Update your rants.
Your are nuts as hell please update your rants barefoot the AnalOriface who never can provide links with the facts.

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#4621 May 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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It hasn't.
How many people are killed by firearms in the UK, AnalOriface?
Fact-Checking Ben Swann: Is the UK really 5 times more violent than the US?

•“In the UK there are 2,034 violent crimes per 100,000 people.…The US has a violent crime rate of 466 [violent] crimes per 100,000 residents.”

Some advice for Mr. Swann: when you see statistics that look unbelievable, you probably shouldn’t believe them, at least until you dig deeper into the data. Based on these figures, it appears that Britain is over 4 times more violent than the US, and since this is all he gives you, that is exactly what he leads his viewers to believe.

http://blog.skepticallibertarian.com/2013/01/...

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#4622 May 5, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Murder rate has gone down in Chicago, AnalOriface.
Update your rants.
The highest murder rate of cities in the US, by the way: New Orleans, no gun restrictions there. Chicago is around the 15th.
Update your rants.
Gun Control is Why Chicago Murder Rates Are Skyrocketing

Charlie Vidal

4 months ago

Chicago finished out 2012 with a bang, as it passed a major milestone hitting over 500 murders. Chicago has started off 2013 on the wrong foot, with this past week’s murder rate outpacing 2012’s.

In the wake of Sandy Hook, many people have called for increased gun control. While they have mostly targeted so called “assault weapons,” proponents of gun control have also sought to further limit handguns. Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. Illinois remains the only state in the country where nobody can legally carry a concealed weapon, and lawmakers recently introduced measures to restrict legal gun ownership even more.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/22622/gun-c...

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