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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: ScepticScot
Yes I'm sure.
You should look into their sources and read what they have to say.
Their analysis of papers in journals is political as they tend to rely on David Hemenway's work a little too much:
He states that no "credible evidence exists for a general deterrent effect of firearms" since "arming citizens to reduce crime- in the home, in schools, or on the streets- seems likely to increase rather than reduce the level of lethal violence". He also asserts that "the safety of guns is less regulated than virtually any other commodity". Overall, he remarks, "We should no longer accept our high levels of lethal violence as an inevitable by-product of a free American society."
Guns, in general, are among the most well-regulated consumer products there are. This is not a factual statement, it's a political one.
We have just shown such to be the case. What I should have said is no CREDIBLE study has shown this to be the case.