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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #35)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 11:54 AM

39. switch to semi autos

nuclear uni: So gun PURCHASES are UP while gun HOUSEHOLDS are DOWN Yet the gun HOMICIDE rate is also DOWN. Conclusion -- the more guns someone owns the safer they are.

You obviously aren't keeping up with the class on 'statistics for dummies'. Guns are being sold more & more to the same gun owners. New gun owners are faltering percentage wise, with population growth.
.. another thing to note, is that approx 1960's semi automatic firearms started to gain traction, replacing revolvers & bolt action rifles. This contributed to the dramatic rise in violent crime rate to the early 1990's, homicide rates, & both of those stats involving firearms. This switch to semi-autos explains the dichotomy in comparing increase in guns & gun ownership rates, & violent crime & murder rates.

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