Violence Policy Center (VPC) newest cooked stats...
a.k.a. lies in the guise of research. :aargh4:
I predict these lies will be coming to a paper near you, soon, and be used by anti-gun-politicians to push their agenda.
Note: As I understand it the VPC lumps all death by gun into the "per capita gun death" -- e.g. LEO shooting a BG to save another life or a self defense shooting is equated to a BG killing a victim. :rant:
Numbers can be spun and spun, but there is nothing new in this presentation - been debunked before.
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VPC - Press Release - (06/02/2009) - States with Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Gun Death
VPC - State Firearm Death Rates, Ranked by Rate, 2007
Anyone guess why District of Columbia is where it is? :hand5:
States with higher gun ownership rates and weak gun laws have the highest rates of overall gun death according to a new analysis by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) of just-released 2007 national data (the most recent available) from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
The VPC defined states with "weak" gun laws as those that add little or nothing to federal restrictions and have permissive laws governing the open or concealed carrying of firearms in public. States with "strong" gun laws were defined as those that add significant state regulation in addition to federal law, such as restricting access to particularly hazardous types of firearms (for example, assault weapons), setting minimum safety standards for firearms and/or requiring a permit to purchase a firearm, and restrictive laws governing the open and concealed carrying of firearms in public.