I'm not reliant on any "spurious relationship", I'm merely posting the FACTS, not some "peer reviewed" hypothesis. Private ownership of firearms in Australia has been heavily restricted for over 20 years, but the overall homicide rate remains constant. Ergo, the "more guns = more crime" hypothesis is incorrect, because if it were, then the opposite - "less guns = less crime" would be correct. But in this case, it isn't.
Originally Posted by Reiver
Apparently your "...peer reviewed studies that test gun hypothesis" don't hold water in light of the facts.
Incorrect 2! I refer specifically to published peer reviewed studies that test gun hypothesis. Its darn obviously the correct approach, but you know that you cannot do the same as the evidence is against you
After referring to numerous Dept. of Justice and FBI reports, and having them dismissed by you because they weren't "peer reviewed", I realized that it was futile. Why waste my time when my ice cream is melting?
Incorrect 3! I don't think I've seen, for example, you refer to one study. You ignore the evidence as the evidence is against you. I'm happy to consider any source of course. I do expect to see gun effects to be isolated (that's mere rationality!) and I do expect to see robustness checks (that's mere basic literature reviewing).
All your prattling, all your obfuscation, all your denial doesn't change this simple fact - In spite of the restrictions placed on private ownership of firearms in Australia, the overall homicide rate remains almost constant.
Since you can't explain why, or admit that your studies may be incorrect, you attempt to sidetrack the issue with obtuse and grandiose statements about "studies", and "peer reviews", and "ceteris parabus".
That's the way you operate. You know it, I know it, and anyone who has ever posted in this sub-forum knows it.
If you doubt that, ask around. Unfortunately, you won't be able to find any peer reviewed studies that test that hypothesis.
If you'll excuse me, I must get some air - I've spent too much time in "The Reiver Vortex".
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