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Onyma Report This Comment
Date: April 10, 2013 06:03PM

That is about the most convoluted and useless set of data imaginable. I am no expert on this whole issue but it's also plain to see there is little value in drummed up stats from over-seas and completely different political situations. A similar argument would be to count the number of dead in WWII and blame it on guns without taking the fact there was a war happening into account. It has to be a joke... right? smiling
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Here's a better comparison from the same time frame and similar social and economic environments.

Guns per 100 residents in the US: 88.8
Annual homicides per capita by firearm in the US: 3.2

Guns per 100 residents in the Canada: 30.8
Annual homicides per capita by firearm in the Canada: 0.50

Ratio of guns per capita: 2.88 US to Canada
Ratio of firearm related homicides: 6.4 US to Canada

So the US has 2.88 times as many weapons per capita, but 6.4 times the number of homicides by firearm per capita. Those ratios should be comparable if social trends hold but they are out by over a factor of 2.2. That implies to me that there is a distinct problem with weapons being in the wrong hands State-side, not the right ones.

The "funniest" part is that if you do the same comparison between the US and Mexico you'll find that Mexico's firearm homicide rate is in turn 3x higher than the US. Americans will be the first to comment how out of control gun violence is south of the border and how unsafe Mexico is. Yet when someone from another country says the US is 2.5x worse than they are, there is no gun problem. smiling
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Perspective is everything... which is why these issues are so hard to solve.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2013 06:19PM by Onyma.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: April 10, 2013 06:21PM

Posted by: fossil_digger [x] Date: January 14, 2013 12:58PM

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stats of other countries are irrelevant to the U.S....period
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: April 10, 2013 06:53PM

quote, "not all of my posts are made as an example of fact, some are made to piss others off"

-me-
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: April 10, 2013 09:33PM

That goes on the list right next to "I meant to do that."
ImNotLikeEverybodyElse Report This Comment
Date: April 10, 2013 11:12PM

That's why I stay high
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: April 11, 2013 12:50AM

I live in America, I like guns, I have the right to own them, granted me literally centuries before the recent push to confine that right.

Nuff said (headexplode)

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jgoins Report This Comment
Date: April 11, 2013 07:07AM

Anyone have any idea why homeland security is buying 6 billion rounds of all kinds of ammo?
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: April 11, 2013 01:43PM

Let's start by getting some "facts" right. It is 1.6 billion rounds, not 6 billion. Supposedly for target practice. What or maybe WHO are the intended targets?

[www.forbes.com]

[www.foxnews.com]
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: April 12, 2013 08:25AM

I suspect they are stockpiling these things in preparation for Odamna's next term as president/dictator in order to stem the revolt when he makes the move. Does Revolutionary Guard ring a bell.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: April 12, 2013 11:50AM

I suspect you are mostly full of imaginary shit.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: April 13, 2013 07:30AM

I certainly hope so but in case it's not, I fling my imaginary shit at you.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: April 13, 2013 09:42AM

reverse Demochimpin' smiling
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ImNotLikeEverybodyElse Report This Comment
Date: April 13, 2013 09:43PM

I'm getting even more high.
Funny I did so many drugs yesterday that I forgot I did all those drugs and wound up doing even more.
I think the solution is obvious. Do more drugs and less worrying.