If you haven't seen this Canada to USA homicide compare you should!


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col_temp
December 26, 2012, 08:32 PM
Here is a shameless link.
There are 4 parts to this. This link takes you to number 4 (The other three are linked at the bottom.)
It is very worth while reading all 4. Kind of puts to rest the argument going around that Canada's gun laws actually prevent much violence.

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/politicalcalculations/2012/12/21/what-difference-would-banning-guns-make-n1471616/page/full/

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Double Naught Spy
December 26, 2012, 11:42 PM
Interesting how this comparison introduces and obvious bias. Removed from the statistics to make things "comparable," the number of Blacks and Hispanics is removed from the American tallies but not from the Canadian tallies. How convenient to include 1% Hispanices and 2.5% Blacks in the Canadian totals.

If you are going to claim and Apples to Apples comparison, then actually make one. That NO correction was provided for these Canadian data makes it look like Canada doesn't have any Blacks or Hispanics, an obviously wrong belief, so much so that the bias would seem almost intentional given the claim of Apples to Apples.

The sad thing is that the argument could still be made fairly well, but given the bias that obviously favors the point being made, I would be inclined to not believe any of their data at face value.

col_temp
December 27, 2012, 11:00 PM
Double,
How convenient to include 1% Hispanices and 2.5% Blacks in the Canadian totals.
A huge part of that is the way the numbers are tallied by the Canada. You will note they made this very clear and tried to fudge the numbers to make the best comparison they could.
Besides I suspect you missed the critical point. The left would love to blame guns for the high murder rate and then compare the hard core gun laws on the books in places like Canada for why the numbers are so much lower. Yet when you actually look at the wider picture, the rate of murders is really very similar. It's not the object, gun, knife, fist, etc but the person behind.
The next time someone brings it up you now can be better informed about the actual facts!

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