Friday, August 31, 2007

Kates-Mauser Gun Violence Study

Rustmeister over at the GunBlog posted the link to the Gun Thing where they discuss this new study.

The results:

In their analysis, Kates and Mauser compared different countries, different population groups and different types of interpersonal violence, homicide and suicide throughout much of recorded history, and found that the old anti-gun axioms that you so often hear are false:

* More firearms do not equate to more homicide or more suicide.

* Fewer firearms do not equate to less homicide or less suicide.

In fact, more often than not, just the opposite is true.

Now to read the article.

I've generally liked Kates' work so I'm sure that this will be pretty disciplined. And you have to laugh about a guy named Mauser doing a gun study.

Oh, here's the direct link to download the study.

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