Harvard Study Dispels Myth Gun Control Reduces Murder Rates…
I have really enjoyed the gun control debate over the years. Its such a rush to destroy some Kool Aide drinking liberals argument with solid facts. The only thing better is when a liberal entity proves our point for us!
First it was the CDC study commissioned by the Obama administration that shot huge holes in the lefts argument on gun control. Now from Harvard witch most would agree is far from anything remotely conservative is a study dispelling the myth that banning guns would automatically
from Small Govt. Times:
Once again, a study from an organization that you would never accuse of being “gun-loving” or “right-wing” seems to disprove the myth that the availability of handguns increases murder rates. In fact, it doesn’t.
The Harvard study attempts to answer the question of whether or not banning firearms would reduce murders and suicides. Researchers looked at crime data from several European countries and found that countries with HIGHER gun ownership often had LOWER murder rates.
Russia, for example, enforces very strict gun control on its people, but its murder rate remains quite high. In fact, the murder rate in Russia is four times higher than in the “gun-ridden” United States, cites the study. ”Homicide results suggest that where guns are scarce other weapons are substituted in killings.” In other words, the elimination of guns does not eliminate murder, and in the case of gun-controlled Russia, murder rates are quite high.
The study revealed several European countries with significant gun ownership, like Norway, Finland, Germany and France – had remarkably low murder rates. Contrast that with Luxembourg, “where handguns are totally banned and ownership of any kind of gun is minimal, had a murder rate nine times higher than Germany in 2002.”
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