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    jan4insight, Joy of Fishes

    Yes, there were other factors to weigh in, as noted in the California article.

    But sometime within the last couple days I saw a chart which showed a large dip in massacre style murders during the national Assault Rifle Ban (wish I could remember where, I saw it.)

    And right wing pundits still proclaiming:

    We know gun laws are ill-suited to deter the mass murderers:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

    I can't find the statistics on mass murder in California, but have read that tighter gun control laws, in Australia, as a reaction to mass murders, have brought down homicides in general.

    •  Tight gun restrictions can only work nationwide... (4+ / 0-)

      ...Guns are easily transportable. Australia already had very tight handgun laws when it passed the 1996 reform that confiscated a fifth of the country's long arms (semi-automatic shotguns and rifles, including "assault" rifles.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:39:40 PM PST

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        jan4insight, VClib

        I don't believe gun restriction can only work nationwide.

        That they would work best nationwide, is without a doubt.

        •  Slippery slope (1+ / 0-)
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          jan4insight

          The more difficult it is to buy guns, the homicide rate goes down, from what I've read.

          Otherwise you're back to the wingnut argument that assault rifles will still be able to come over the border from Mexico.

          Maybe so: but slowing the sales in the states would still slow the fatality rate.

          •  The assault rifles go in the opposite direction... (1+ / 0-)
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            KenBee

            ...when it comes to Mexico. The issue is that they can come from Oregon or Nevada.

            Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

            by Meteor Blades on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 06:43:29 PM PST

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