maybe if you're learning impaired and you completely misunderstood what i said that would be true but to anyone with the ability to read simple sentences, what i said was definitely accurate
as you can tell by this graph there is no reason to believe kopimi is either a turd burgler or a dong mongler
I could just as easily say that the handgun ban stopped the trend of decrease in handgun murders.
Just because the handgun law correlated with a period of stable rates doesn't mean it necessarily caused it.
I didn't even realise Chicago was in the UK.
There has been a lot of data that suggests that less gun laws point to less crime. What that really shows is that guns being available and gun crime aren't very linked.
Stopping criminal weapon trading has nothing to do with gun laws.
I said that the handgun ban might have stopped what could have been a further decrease in handgun murders.
Another explanation, which I didn't say earlier, could be that stable point for 7 years might be some sort of floor for handgun murders that is hard to get under.
you whine about perceived bias or just close your eyes and ignore what they wrote
"no no no you're all wrong"
Because of that the correlation between handgun ban and murder stability is kinda weak because it shows that the stability may have happened regardless of the ban.
If that decrease before the ban had not happened than it would be a different story.
So Boeing's heads should be given life.
Perhaps our criminals just don't like using guns.
Statistics can be interpreted to back whatever argument you may have.
heres my statistical chart to show that sharks have been fucking more since the gun ban. it doesn't mean the odds are in my favour when i say gun bans cause shark fucking
"Here son, try to shoot that clay pidgeon"
Life in prison.
There was some American bloke importing brand new handguns from the us, that was absolutely massive news when he was busted. I'm not sure how many of the guns are still about, last time I read there were about 5 still unaccounted for. That episode was extremely rare and the police (rightfully) took it very seriously.
Well I have been reading a bit through that site:
I'm kinda thinking that the people who say "More repressive gun control will increase homicide/crime" don't seem to be actually correct. At the very least, this graph seems to be showing that crime rates remained stable before sharply rising in the 80s and then seeing a huge decline thereafter. The slight correlation with the US as a whole too may also give weight that gun control does not do anything to increase crime rates whatsoever.
Now this is interesting:
Perhaps one argument I could make is that whilst the percentage of murders committed using guns has increased, the total number of murders have actually decreased.
As it is now, in the united states, restricting guns wouldn't do much in terms of lowering crime. Sure, you might take the guns away from some people who legally owned guns that might use them to rob a store or kill someone they don't like, but then chances are they would just switch to a knife. Besides that however, gun restriction would have no effect on the people who illegally own guns. AKA gangs and criminals. They would continue operating as they usually do. Except now, a legal gun owner would lack a vital home defense weapon.
Sure, in the UK its different, because guns were less common to begin with.
It's the general problem with having a massive civilian arms industry, they have so much political power and money even though nearly half a million firearms 'disappear' into the black market every year. Directly from the factories.