Originally Posted by Aries Walker
I'm wondering if anyone is going to respond to Direckshun's post number 36. I would be most interested to see any reasonable refutation of that avalanche of actual statistics and data in this forum which is otherwise largely ruled by rhetoric and bluster.
To be honest, it's a lot of research papers and a lot of broken links. The one consistent thing I found is a lot of the research includes reference or bits of data from this study and is used to support the model that guns have an affect.
A refutation by this guy when more states were added and 5 more years of data:
And an admission that although some crime had went up with that model's extension, it showed a decrease of 3% in rapes and 8% in murders.
Problem here is with every study, they've got another study that refutes it or shows insignificant data. It's a matter of who you believe.