Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Guns. An Interesting Read.

I just want to put this up so that I have access to it, but feel free to read it, too. This Harvard study says guns and murder aren't related. Guns and suicide aren't related. More guns = less crime, as Lott has said.

The final words in the article are these:

Over a decade ago, Professor Brandon Centerwall of the University of Washington undertook an extensive, statistically sophisticated study comparing areas in the United States and Canada to determine whether Canada’s more restrictive policies had better contained criminal violence. When he published his results it was with the admonition:

If you are surprised by [our] finding[s], so [are we]. [We] did
not begin this research with any intent to “exonerate” hand‐
guns, but there it is—a negative finding, to be sure, but a nega‐
tive finding is nevertheless a positive contribution. It directs us
where not to aim public health resources.

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