An Economist looks at 'Gun Control'

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An Economist looks at 'Gun Control'

#1 Post by AJMD429 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:06 am

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"first do no harm" - gun control LAWS lead to far more deaths than 'easy access' ever could.


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Re: An Economist looks at 'Gun Control'

#2 Post by ndcowboy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:27 am

The Freakonomics books are excellent, even if I don't agree with their every premise. Definitely worth your time.

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#3 Post by piller » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:04 am

Funny how things can be looked at with statistics and be used to show almost anything that you want.
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#4 Post by ndcowboy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:52 am

The best part of the article posted by AJMD429:

"But the simple fact is that there are no viable political answers to it. So, in regard to your precise question, I think no, I don’t think gun violence should be on the political agenda at all. I think it’s so hopelessly convoluted. And the kinds of policies that people suggest are so obviously not going to fundamentally affect that the problem, that while there is a big problem, I don’t think there’s any way out given the kind of minimalist suggestions we’re making."

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#5 Post by ndcowboy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:52 am

Also loved this line:

"Gun buybacks are one of the most ineffectual public policies that have ever been invented in the history of mankind."

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Re: An Economist looks at 'Gun Control'

#6 Post by COSteve » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:04 pm

piller wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:04 am
Funny how things can be looked at with statistics and be used to show almost anything that you want.
Reminds me of the old quote, "Liars figure and figures lie." True then and still true now.
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