Haaaaaaavad Study: Gun Control Is Counter-Productive

I guess we are going to re-debate gun “control” policies – I was referred to this study from Harvard:

Obviously there are certain people who should not be allowed to own any deadly instrument. Reasonable as such prohibitions are, it is unrealistic to think those people will comply with such restrictions any more readily than they do with laws against violent crime. In any event, studies analyzing acquaintance homicide suggest there is no reason for laws prohibiting gun possession by ordinary, law‐abiding responsible adults because such people virtually never murder. If one accepts that such adults are far more likely to be victims of violent crime than to commit it, disarming them becomes not just unproductive but counter‐productive.

Thus both sides of the gun prohibition debate are likely wrong in viewing the availability of guns as a major factor in the incidence of murder in any particular society. Though many people may still cling to that belief, the historical, geographic, and demographic evidence explored in this Article provides a clear admonishment. Whether gun availability is viewed as a cause or as a mere coincidence, the long term macrocosmic evidence is that gun ownership spread widely throughout societies consistently correlates with stable or declining murder rates. Whether causative or not, the consistent international pattern is that more guns equal less murder and other violent crime. Even if one is inclined to think that gun availability is an important factor, the available international data cannot be squared with the mantra that more guns equal more death and fewer guns equal less death. Rather, if firearms availability does matter, the data consistently show that the way it matters is that more guns equal less violent crime.

Sounds logical to me…but then, I am a crazy gun-owning nut.

7 thoughts on “Haaaaaaavad Study: Gun Control Is Counter-Productive

  1. The REAL news in this story is that the Haaaarvard types actually had to conduct a study to determine the rest of us “common sense” folk already knew by instinct.

    Has to make you wonder: where is the evidence for higher evolution in the halls of academia? 😉

  2. I believe nearly as many Americans are killed by drunk drivers as are killed by gun homicides. Since the political idiots want to take the guns away from us non-murdering gun owners, I assume the next thing the crazies want to do is take away the cars away from us non-drinking drivers.

  3. Efficient Gun Control that makes sense.
    *************TAKE GUNS AWAY FROM DEMCRATS***********
    • In 1863 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.
    • In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States, who died from the wound.
    • In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.
    • In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.
    • In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States.
    • In 1984 James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.
    • In 1986 Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.
    • In 1990 James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.
    • In 1991 George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a Luby’s cafeteria.
    • In 1995 James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.
    • In 1999 Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a church service.
    • In 2001 a radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill President George W. Bush Jr.
    • In 2003 Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.
    • In 2007 registered Democrat named Seung – Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.
    • In 2010 mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and murdered 6
    • In 2011 registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.
    • In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.
    • In 2013 registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people in a school.
    * In 2013 Aaron Alexis (obama supporter?) killed or wounded 25 persons in Washington, deCeit.

    Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats, drug use and guns.

    I am wondering if we are going to hear OWEbozo say . . . “if he had a son” . . .like Aaron?

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