Originally Posted by Durangokid
That is the same argument that the Brady ban all guns have used to fight gun rights every where in the country. . . . . . And you want to ban guns to reduce accidents?
There isn't a correlation between gun regulation and gun violence. There are some states with
strict gun restrictions that have rates of gun violence just as high
as states without
, and there are some states without
gun restrictions that have rates of gun violence just as low
as states that do. I checked.
The problem with
absolute gun restrictions, is it's application across the whole
The problem without
gun restrictions is it's application across the whole
Although good numbers on gun accidents visa-vie gun restrictions and violence are elusive, it seems that where gun control is low, violent crime is down but 'accidents' are up; and where gun restrictions are high, accidents are low, but violent crime is higher (only criminals have guns, etc.).
Generally speaking rural areas have low rates of both violence & accidents and urban areas have high rates of violence & accidents.
I don't know that it matters to someone whether they were shot on purpose or by accident. I do think it matters to some communities which price they wish to pay. NYC would rather have crime (which is currently relatively low actually)