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February 13, 2014

Penn & Teller Video: "Gun Control? That's Bullsh*t"

Topics: Political News and commentaries

Something different ... from back in December 2012. You have to watch the whole thing to find out that it's pretty much spot-on (foul language alert):

Some interesting stats: Concealed carry permit holders account for less then .01% of all crime:

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The results for the first 30 states that passed "shall-issue" laws for concealed carry permits are similar.

Suggested read: New Study Demolishes Almost Every Gun Control Myth

A study published in the latest issue of the academic journal Applied Economics Letters took on many of the claims made regularly by advocates of stricter gun laws. The study determined that nearly every claim made in support of stronger restrictions on gun ownership is not supported by an exhaustive analysis of crime statistics.

The study, "An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates," conducted by Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius, examined nearly 30 years of statistics and concluded that stricter gun laws do not result in a reduction in gun violence. In fact, Gius found the opposite â€" that a proliferation of concealed carry permits can actually reduce incidents of gun crime.

Informative related reads:
The Facts about Mass Shootings (and 'Gun-Free' Zones)

How gun free zones and liberal policies contribute to mass shootings
Study Shows Concealed -Carry Laws Result in Fewer Murders

Hat tip - Weasel Zippers

Posted by Hyscience at February 13, 2014 4:04 PM



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