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Response to hack89 (Reply #39)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:22 PM

40. You are familiar with confounding variables, right?

You say: "I am not saying that more guns produced fewer deaths." Good on you, there's that logic I knew you were capable of showing. But then you go on to ruin it by saying this: "But it is clear that more guns did not lead to more gun deaths. The numbers are clear - fewer people get killed by guns every year. And that has been the trends for 30 years." There are many, many factors which led to that drop in violent crime. Having more guns VERY WELL could have and most likely DID lead to more gun deaths during that time, it's simply that the confounding variables had not been considered. Yes, gun violence has been falling, but these events still occur far, far too frequently. I won't be satisfied until gun violence in this country is in line with the rest of the first world. We're an absolute embarrassment in this regard and it needs to change.

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