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TOPIC: Study: States With Stricter Gun Control Regulations Have Fewer Mass Shootings

Study: States With Stricter Gun Control Regulations Have Fewer Mass Shootings 2 months 2 weeks ago #3191101

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The Hill March 07, 2019

States with stricter gun laws and lower rates of gun ownership in general saw a lower rate of mass shootings between 1998 and 2015 than did other jurisdictions where gun laws were more relaxed, according to a new study.

A study published in The BMJ found a significantly higher rate of mass shootings and other gun crimes in states that had higher rates of gun ownership among the population.

"States with more permissive gun laws and greater gun ownership had higher rates of mass shootings, and a growing divide appears to be emerging between restrictive and permissive states," the study concluded.

"A 10% increase in state gun ownership [in a state] was associated with a significant 35.1% higher rate of mass shootings," the study said.

The study's co-author told Newsweek in an interview that researchers were surprised to see such a clear divide between states with less- and more-restrictive gun laws.

"It's hard to be 100 percent certain that what we found isn't possibly because states that experience more mass shootings in turn change their gun laws, or some other factors that we just couldn't measure," Paul Reeping told Newsweek.

"However, we did include multiple state-level factors that we could measure - education, poverty, incarceration rate, etc. - and took into account a time lag to limit the reverse effect of mass shootings influencing state gun laws across a 15 year period," he added.

"We were surprised most by the growing divergence in recent years of the rates of mass shootings in permissive and restrictive states," Reeper said.

Florida, which last year was the site of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, was not included in the study due to imprecise gun ownership stats, according to the study's authors.

Reeping told Newsweek that underreported gun crime statistics likely added to the disparity between less- and more-restrictive jurisdictions.

"Nevertheless, we believe that this underreporting would likely lead to an underestimate of the association that we found, as states with more permissive gun laws appear to be less consistent in their reporting of homicides than states with restrictive gun laws," he said.





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Study: States With Stricter Gun Control Regulations Have Fewer Mass Shootings 2 months 2 weeks ago #3191112

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True.
More gun control laws would reduce gun deaths and lower the amount of gun related deaths.
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This topic has been done over and over.....no new news here....
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Your articles does not surprise me Delmonica it does sound indeed like basic common sense to me smile.png

Alas some Americans just vehemently refuse to take these easy steps to reduce the bloody killings of so many innocents Americans kids and adults.
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Study: States With Stricter Gun Control Regulations Have Fewer Mass Shootings 2 months 2 weeks ago #3191153

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More gun control! And even MORE gun control after that! And then still MORE! :woohoo:

And yet when asked what they mean by more gun control they never seem to come up with an answer. In fact most of these pollsters have not a clue what the current state gun laws are.

What you really want is a complete confiscation of guns along with a disarmed and helpless population. That's never going to happen. Second Amendment and all that irritating stuff. We have in the range of 400 MILLION firearms in civilian hands, many in those states with so-called strict gun control. Washington state just enacted some new laws and the sheriffs have notified the governor that they're simply not going to enforce the new laws. New York State, in the heart of bleeding liberal land, recently enacted a gun registration law. To date, less than 10% of the estimated state's gun owners have complied. So tell me, once you've enacted all these laws, and the people have refused to comply, what are you going to do? I suppose you'll enact even MORE laws, that will be ignored as well. Or do you plan on building enough prisons to hold the millions of newly-minted criminals you've created. Heck, liberal paradise California can't even get its own firearms under control. I hope all of you are going to be willing to be on the SWAT teams who are going to be kicking in doorways across America. :lol:

But PopsnTuff is right. This American guns issue has been discussed to death and back on Buzz over the past few years. I suggest you all treat them like you want everyone to treat abortion. Don't want one, don't get one. And before anyone comes back with the lame, "But guns KILL people!" That's right, guns CAN kill people. But EVERY time there's an abortion someone dies. wink.png

So carry on and have fun. If you run out of material, just look back at the dozens of other Buzz threads on guns.
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Study: States With Stricter Gun Control Regulations Have Fewer Mass Shootings 2 months 2 weeks ago #3191179

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Ok, one more post for those who like studies and polls. Don't forget that both sides have them.

Has gun control made Baltimore safer? Data analyst says ‘No’

Along the lines of the states meekly giving in to more useless gun control...

A revolutionary bill proposed by Texas lawmakers would nullify federal gun control laws—across the state—turning Texas into a gun rights sanctuary.
– sort of like California is doing with sanctuary cities for criminal aliens.

New Mexico Counties Refuse to Sign on to Questionable Background Check Law
– liberals simply LOVE to write legislation with absolutely no thought about how it's going to be implemented and who's going to pay the cost.

We can go back and forth for days on end, and nothing is going to change. Some liberals and most Europeans (who don't matter anyway) will cry and moan, and the 100+ million American gun owners will sit quietly donating to their candidates and waiting for the opportunity to vote, just as they have for the past 50+ years.
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. What you really want is a complete confiscation of guns along with a disarmed and helpless population.


Could you clarify who the 'you' in your sentence is referring to please.

As have never read anybody saying that at all, either about US or any other country.

You may not agree with other posters here but that seems a misrepresentation of what anybody else says.

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Vegemite Kid wrote:

. What you really want is a complete confiscation of guns along with a disarmed and helpless population.


Could you clarify who the 'you' in your sentence is referring to please.

As have never read anybody saying that at all, either about US or any other country.

You may not agree with other posters here but that seems a misrepresentation of what anybody else says.



Ah a diversion into pedantry!
It is obvious to me that the "you" referred to is the usual suspects who take up the anti gun stance.
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I read it as "you" meaning the people that want the guns confiscated and disarming of the people. ?

the states over all with the stricter gun controls are inherently in the top half of the most crimes states.
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lensman wrote:

Vegemite Kid wrote:

. What you really want is a complete confiscation of guns along with a disarmed and helpless population.


Could you clarify who the 'you' in your sentence is referring to please.

As have never read anybody saying that at all, either about US or any other country.

You may not agree with other posters here but that seems a misrepresentation of what anybody else says.



Ah a diversion into pedantry!
It is obvious to me that the "you" referred to is the usual suspects who take up the anti gun stance.



well ,then it is a misrepresentation of what the usual anti gun posters are saying - I have never seen anyone say they want a complete confiscation of all guns, either in US or any other country.

hardly pedantic to want peoples views represented correctly. :unsure:

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