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Response to samsingh (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 07:16 PM

26. Wow. You seriously have not been paying attention around here.

 

gun supporters say there is no evidence that gun proliferation adds to violent deaths and that gun control does not work anywhere.



First off, cite where this has been stated. Second, if you are referencing the comments in this group then you should know that most of us "gun supporters" speak to what works in the US.

Every study that is brought forward to demonstrate the opposite is parsed down until something, anything, real or not can be identified to suggest discrediting the study. The strategy of the gun supporters is to seed fear, uncertainty and doubt.


What studies? I've seen nothing but fluff pieces posted that come from groups like Brady Campaign, VPC, and MAIG. Worthless. Even worse are those posted as evidence which turn out to be nothing more than opinion pieces. Try this study from the CDC on the effectiveness of gun laws in the US.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5214a2.htm#tab


The conclusions around the benefits of effective gun control, allowing law-abiding citizens to own a reaonable and appropriately powered firearms, and effective checks and balances are out there but still subject to fear, uncertainty and doubt. This will eventually change.


I've already posted one such study and many others reach similar conclusions. None of them are liked by those that advocate for strict gun-control laws because they can't be pointed to to instill fear and doubt. Technical ignorance and deliberate obfuscation are other hallmarks of gun-control groups. They do not care about the significant differences between a legally defined assault rifle and a civilian semi-automatic rifle. All they care about is looks and not function. The 1994 AWB proved that. Nothing but cosmetic issues were addressed by it and the pre-ban rifles functioned exactly the same as the post-ban rifles.

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