Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Common Sense On Guns

Cliff Schechter nails it on guns, by @DavidOAtkins

Common sense, unfortunately, loses over and over again to the NRA's well funded gun cult.  Read the whole thing. 
"Of course, there is one easy case study that proves the rule: Hawaii, which is separated from every other state by quite a bit of ocean. The Aloha State, which boasts the lowest gun ownership rate and among the strongest gun laws in our country, has the lowest gun violence rate, according to The Law Center To Prevent Gun Violence. Meanwhile, in Arizona, with those ridiculously nonexistent gun laws, you're five times more likely to die from a gun than in Hawaii. This pattern extends throughout the country, from lax regulation states like Mississippi and Alaska (18.3 and 17.6 gun deaths, per 100,000 people, respectively) to strong regulation states like Rhode Island and Massachusetts (3.5 and 3.6 gun deaths per 100,000, respectively). This really isn't that hard. "


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1 comment:

Ralph beans said...

don't you think its the people who live there also .