When you can't prove it skew it.
This is a discussion on 2A - Anti 2A Study on how if you own a Gun, you are more prone to commit Homicide! within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; (Boston) -- A new study from the American Journal of Public Heath shows that U.S. states with higher estimated rates of gun ownership experience a ...
(Boston) -- A new study from the American Journal of Public Heath shows that U.S. states with higher estimated rates of gun ownership experience a higher number of firearms-related homicides.
My Comments: Yeah right. Wonder who paid for this study of suspect data from the CDC? You be the judge. Expect more of this pho-research to come as the keepers of the Grants direct how studies are oriented. If you do not read or understand science peer reviewed journals or the current corruption in the peer review process, that might be lost on you.
....Regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between state levels of gun ownership and firearm homicide rates, while controlling for a range of potential state-level confounding variables, including: age, gender, race/ethnicity, urbanization, poverty, unemployment, income, education, divorce rate, alcohol use, violent crime rate, nonviolent crime rate, number of hunting licenses, age-adjusted non-firearm homicide rate, incarceration rate, and suicide rate.
....Siegel noted that the study did not determine causation, allowing that it is theoretically possible that people are more likely to purchase guns if they live in states with higher levels of firearm homicide. But he said the issue warrants further study. (My Comment: Yeah, the big disclaimer! But he still got his approved Grant Money to publish to the political intent of what the people that gave him money for wanted!)
Read this crap of an excuse for a study, when every other study out there points to the exact opposite: New research shows link between rates of gun ownership and homicides
When you can't prove it skew it.
The easy way is always mined.
I don't know why you guys are so quick to jump to conclusions. Public safety depends on many factors. Some places, like Afghanistan, have a lot of guns, but they're dangerous places. Other countries have higher gun ownership per capita than the US, and they are safer. More guns doesn't always mean better public order.
Also, take a look at this crucial paragraph:
In other words, you live in a more dangerous state. Consequently you buy a gun to protect yourself. Seems perfectly logical to me.Siegel noted that the study did not determine causation, allowing that it is theoretically possible that people are more likely to purchase guns if they live in states with higher levels of firearm homicide. But he said the issue warrants further study.
I personally suspect gun ownership by law-abiding citizens doesn't impact the crime rate a whole lot -- there just aren't enough of us carrying, and the criminals are good at finding unarmed sheep to fleece. Greater firearm ownership by criminals does lead to more crime. I do think that gun ownership correlates with a higher suicide rate. It's a reliable way of killing yourself. I'm not sure whether the study makes these distinctions.
I have a friend whose profession was writing applications for grants, if you did not get the results the grant provider was looking for no further grants would be provided.
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Just had a very long talk with all my FIREARMS, about suicide and homicide and after many hours, we came to a conclusion.. Suicide = NO WAY, Homicide = YES highly possible in a defense mode. And that concludes that study groups findings!!
Otherwise, what exactly was the motivation here? Why not find out whether states with more gun ownership have higher OVERALL murder rates, as opposed to murders with guns? Because that might show something the politicians don't want seen. It's a pretty safe bet that, given more guns, more people will be murdered with guns instead of pipes, baseball bats and butcher knives.
Anytime you hear terms like "gun crime," "firearm homicide," or "gun violence," the person speaking it has an anti-gun agenda.
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If you dismiss studies based on what you suspect of their motivations, then others can dismiss your dismissal with equal ease. There has to be respect for the truth.
But I think it's valuable to do other sorts of correlations, as you suggest.
Take a look at the following. Researchers do have some degree of independence.
CDC Gun Violence Study's Findings Not What Obama Wanted
What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding
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But I don't think you mean something so extreme. However, what you said might mislead some people here. I suspect what you mean is something like: the right way to go about it is to examine the studies sponsored by the same funder closely, and establish a pattern of error or intentional fraud.
The right way to go about it is this. Somebody is making themselves a job stating what common sense would tell the average person 40 years ago but not now.
If im in a gun friendly state, I likely own a gun. If I want to kill you ill use that gun because its the easiest way to off you.
If I dont live in a gun friendly state and dont have a gun and I want to kill you I will still kill you I will just use a axe knife ball bat car whatever.
Of course there are more gun homicides where there are more guns, either defensive or criminal. That does not equate to more total homicides per state however counting all methods of killing.
Smoke and mirrors folks.
" It is sad governments are chief'ed by the double tongues." quote Ten Bears Movie Outlaw Josie Wales
But they're making it sound like the likelihood of gun-owning leading to homicidal outbursts is what that means, when nothing could be further from the truth. If this deceit is true, then all the state-based states that occur related to CHL carriers versus the general population are bunk.
I wonder if they controlled for the confounding sidestepping of the Constitution involved in many states where there are higher rates ... stiff anti-citizen, anti-gunner type restrictions that, in spite of higher ownership rates, result in fewer people capable of defending using those owned weapons. And, it seems to me, many crimes result in felons being caught with guns they themselves don't own. They're the ones committing the murders and violent crimes, largely, and all those pretty guns sitting in safes don't do anyone any good. Witness DC, NYC, Los Angeles proper, Chicago.....Regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between state levels of gun ownership and firearm homicide rates, while controlling for a range of potential state-level confounding variables, including: age, gender, race/ethnicity, urbanization, poverty, unemployment, income, education, divorce rate, alcohol use, violent crime rate, nonviolent crime rate, number of hunting licenses, age-adjusted non-firearm homicide rate, incarceration rate, and suicide rate.
Nice to see they are recognizing this for what it is, and isn't.Siegel noted that the study did not determine causation, allowing that it is theoretically possible that people are more likely to purchase guns if they live in states with higher levels of firearm homicide. But he said the issue warrants further study.
Tons of guns, penalized and criminalized for daring to think of them, let alone carrying them freely. And they're surprised that corresponds with felons feeling more free to commit their predation upon citizens. Hm.
Is everybody missing the distinction "firearm related homicide"?
Of course people with firearms are more likely to kill with firearms than people with out them.
It's kind of like saying people with cars are more likely to be guilty of speeding.
Women are more likely to suffer from ovarian cancer.
Who comes up with these studies?
Harvard Study: No Correlation Between Gun Control and Less Violent Crime
From here: Harvard Study: No Correlation Between Gun Control and Less Violent Crime
Quote this study to anti's. They will puke on the taste of their own ignorance.
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It would be intersting if folks actually read the study before commenting on it.
Remember the "we must pass the bill before we know what is in it"? Guess we must ridicule and tear apart a study that most likely no one has read yet. But what ever floats your boat. I reserve judgment until I actually read it.
My guess is folks won't bother reading it because it is way to easy to dismiss anything we disagree with it.
EDIT: The author of the article did appear to have read the study......
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