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  1. duxrule
    Member

    Let the apoplexy begin! The contention that "gun laws don't make a difference" takes a big hit today, as a new 50-state study claims that just the opposite is true. Still, questions remain about "which laws" are most effective:

    More gun laws = fewer deaths, 50-state study says
    States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.
    But the research leaves many questions unanswered and won't settle the debate over how policymakers should respond to recent high-profile acts of gun violence.
    http://news.yahoo.com/more-gun-laws-fewer-deaths-134804944.html

    Posted on March 7, 2013 - 07:04 AM #
  2. RadioBuggie
    Member

    ...Sheer quantity of measures??

    ..How about a 'MASS' quantity?

    Posted on March 9, 2013 - 09:10 PM #
  3. skeptical
    Member

    Without gun laws, as stats show, gun owners are going to keep killing themselves, their families and their friends. With the increase in panic gun sales surely Darwin's law should be kicking in soon.

    Posted on March 10, 2013 - 01:19 AM #
  4. RadioBuggie
    Member

    Absolutely

    Posted on March 10, 2013 - 08:52 PM #
  5. Vitalogy
    Member

    Sadly, those deaths from guns tend to spill over from just the friends and family.

    Posted on March 10, 2013 - 09:05 PM #
  6. skeptical
    Member

    That's true, but stats show self, family, & friends top the list, always.

    Stats also show any given gun is far more likely to be used in a suicide than anything else.

    Stats also show gun nuts just dismiss the stats and bring up kennedy's car.

    Posted on March 10, 2013 - 11:02 PM #
  7. Skybill9
    Member

    "Stats also show any given gun is far more likely to be used in a suicide than anything else."

    No big deal. It's their body, they can do what they want with it.

    Posted on March 10, 2013 - 11:15 PM #
  8. NoParty
    Member

    Until they decide to take OTHERS with them before the suicide.......

    Posted on March 11, 2013 - 09:02 AM #
  9. john72ss
    Member

    there are no guns in my family, so that means im safe right?

    Posted on March 11, 2013 - 12:35 PM #
  10. Amus
    Member

    As long as you stay out of Chicago.

    Posted on March 11, 2013 - 01:26 PM #