Everybody’s lying about the link between gun ownership and homicide

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Everybody’s lying about the link between gun ownership and homicide:

There is no clear correlation whatsoever between gun ownership rate and gun homicide rate. Not within the USA. Not regionally. Not internationally. Not among peaceful societies. Not among violent ones. Gun ownership doesn’t make us safer. It doesn’t make us less safe. The correlation simply isn’t there. It is blatantly not-there. It is so tremendously not-there that the “not-there-ness” of it alone should be a huge news story.

Gun Murder Rate Across US States

Firearm Homicide Rate vs. Guns Per Capita


  1. Graham says:

    Not wholly surprising then — if you eliminate all irrelevant terms, it comes down to a dispute about whether citizens should be able to have guns as of right, or not.

  2. JD says:

    Since there is no tie to gun ownership rates and crime it should be a no-brainer to go with freedom and our Constitution and fight gun control. We should not even be discussing it unless it can be shown to make us safer — and we know that answer.

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