Riley Reid 
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Re: “Study: More Gun Laws Result in Fewer Gun-Related Deaths

DON'T LET THEM INSULT YOUR INTELLIGENCE

Using the misleading “Gun Violence/Deaths" is an often used statistic used by pro-gun control folks.

All scientific studies including THIS ONE comes up negative when it comes to gun laws and reducing violence or homicides and actually suggest possible harm.

The goal of gun-control is to promote a safer environment by reducing violent crime and homicides. Using "Gun Crime" stats begins with the assumption that guns are the problem and excludes any other possible explanations for the problem of violent crime and homicides and therefore it's use is deceptive and misleading. If gun violence/deaths go down, but violence/deaths by other means goes up to make up for the reduction, or even EXCEED the original statistics, the goal of a safer environment is NOT met.

If this is the case, it would mean: 1. You're imposing a costly and ongoing program than does not have a positive effect and possibly has a negative effect. This is potentially dangerous and squanders resources that can go toward something that DOES work. 2. You are impeding on guaranteed constitutional rights of individuals to protect themselves, upheld by supreme court decisions.

The next time you see some stooge talking about “gun crime” stats, I hope you'll ask yourself why they have to resort to deception to make their points.

Posted by Riley Reid on 03/09/2013 at 3:31 AM

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