Gun Ownership Tied To Increased Homic...

Gun Ownership Tied To Increased Homicide Rates In Largest Firearm Violence Study To Date

There are 8 comments on the Medical Daily story from Sep 13, 2013, titled Gun Ownership Tied To Increased Homicide Rates In Largest Firearm Violence Study To Date. In it, Medical Daily reports that:

The largest firearm violence study to date has found that gun ownership rates rise accordingly with rate of homicide across all 50 states.

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CantHandleTruthC anU

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Sep 13, 2013
Did they look if the homicides were gang, drug, mental, or criminal activity related? Didn't think so. How about in those homicides, if the shooter had a rap sheet. Probably a good chance they did. Was it a handgun, stolen? I thought so.
What so you swim in ocean and have better chance to be attacked by a shark than a lake. Great scientific method. Eat **** idiots. Higher gun owners in inner cities due to rampant violent crime involving illegal guns. Duh. Hope the government does try and crush us or crime spirals out of control so these unintelligible defenseless people will be the first to go. Survival of the armed not fit.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#2 Sep 13, 2013
Notice the term "homicide" not murder. No where in the study does it mention if these rates were legal use like police shooting the Boston bomber. The Blooming idiot group lists criminals being shot by police as "victims of gun violence". The study also fails to mention that the violent crime rate is higher in areas where guns are banned. The use of guns for self defense or "the legal use of guns" is also called "homicide" but not murder but the violent crime rate in pro self defense areas is much lower. Personally I think the death rate of criminals by armed victims is a good thing.
FormerParatroope r

United States

#3 Sep 13, 2013
"These decreases arenít mean to imply causation, the researchers noted. In theory, even controlling for all 16 variables, the team acknowledges the possibility of greater homicide rates influencing purchasing decisions for firearms, thus raising the ownership rate because of homicide, not the other way around as so many have claimed."
This says it all
Gordon Freeman

Seaview, WA

#4 Sep 13, 2013
Wasn't there a recent study done by Harvard Univeristy that stated the exact opposite?
Chesty

Louisville, KY

#5 Sep 13, 2013
Gordon Freeman wrote:
Wasn't there a recent study done by Harvard Univeristy that stated the exact opposite?
And at Prof. Sotero's order, the CDC as well.
Punching for Justice

Houston, TX

#6 Sep 13, 2013
Apparently they clarify self defense as homicide, lol
Ahole

Plano, TX

#7 Sep 13, 2013
This is a liberal study it was altered.take meds or jump if U want 2 kill yourself.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#8 Sep 13, 2013
Odd how guns sales are at record highs yet murder and violent crime continue to decline. You don't need a study to explain that.

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