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  •  Similarly, if there is any decline in household (0+ / 0-)

    gun ownerships (not all polls show this), it can entirely be accounted for by the decline of people who hunt.

    As such, this would represent a decline in the number of hunting weapons (which are almost never used in crime), and not a decline in the number households with self-defense weapons like pistols and defensive shotguns.

    And yet, with the household rate of self-defense weapons remaining approximately constant, the per capita gun victimization rate fell 74%.

    If gun controllers can not admit, at this point, that access to firearms and rate of crimes committed with them are best only loosely coupled, they need to admit that gun control is a faith-based moralistic ideology, and not a rational public safety argument.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Fri May 10, 2013 at 04:45:55 AM PDT

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