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Gun Laws and Gun Violence

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While many factors contribute to the rates of gun violence in any state, our research clearly demonstrates a significant correlation between the strength of a state’s gun laws and the prevalence of gun violence in the state. Across the key indicators of gun violence that we analyzed, the 10 states with the weakest gun laws collectively have a level of gun violence that is more than twice as high—104 percent higher—than the 10 states with the strongest gun laws.

http://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/AmericaUnderTheGun.pdf

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i recently read an article by an author who argued that income inequality can be blamed for high violent crime rates, and that efforts to remove a sizable portion of guns without first addressing inequality may only exacerbate the problem

idk the numbers but i'd venture to guess that the GINI coefficients of the states with the highest crime rates are also p high

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i recently read an article by an author who argued that income inequality can be blamed for high violent crime rates, and that efforts to remove a sizable portion of guns without first addressing inequality may only exacerbate the problem

idk the numbers but i'd venture to guess that the GINI coefficients of the states with the highest crime rates are also p high

I don't think it would exacerbate the problem. I see what you're saying, but I think both could help with different types of gun crime.

What you're talking about would help with gang/drug/theft related violence. State gun laws and background checks would target mentally unstable people/suicide/crimes of passion etc.

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i recently read an article by an author who argued that income inequality can be blamed for high violent crime rates, and that efforts to remove a sizable portion of guns without first addressing inequality may only exacerbate the problem

idk the numbers but i'd venture to guess that the GINI coefficients of the states with the highest crime rates are also p high

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i was mistaken; the argument was that gun control without equality would result in more mass murders, not more violent crime.

https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/three-heads-we-lose/

the link may be behind a pay wall and it's mark ames who's a pretty polarizing figure to the left but one of the take home points is how gun enthusiasts argue that the underlying problem is the sad state of mental healthcare in america (which is true) while simultaneously maintaining libertarian ideals which do not allow for intervention to fix the problem (UHC); gun politics are "a shrill diversion"

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I question the Validity of a poll/survey/w.e that says the State of NC has "worse" gun violence than the State of California.

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North Carolina is bad....see Durham, Winston Salem, etc...

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Any report listing gun laws as a good thing is automatically wrong. You can take your p-values and you know what to do with them.

- Gun Addicts

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while I like the analysis the lack of accounting for potential covariates means I do not completely buy the analysis. still pretty interesting and not surprising, but I'd like to see some other metrics included and accounted for in the analysis.

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I question the Validity of a poll/survey/w.e that says the State of NC has "worse" gun violence than the State of California.

If you have to normalize the data by state then it makes sense. It would look much different broken down by county I'm sure.

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