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  •  A contributor in my statement is something that (1+ / 0-)
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    could explain part or all of an increase or decrease (depending on what we're talking about).

    I think population increase can definitely be counted as one reason why the total number of shootings has gone up. I think there are others as well and gave an example in that comment.

    Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

    by KVoimakas on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 10:56:30 AM PDT

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    •  Population growth alone CANNOT explain (0+ / 0-)

      Population growth alone CANNOT explain the increase in nonfatal and fatal gunshot injuries.

      A - Both fatal and non-fatal gunshot injuries have increased every year since 2001

      B - Niether fatal nor non-fatal bicycle injuries have increased over time beyond the number of injuries seen back in 2001.

      C - We expect that population growth will have the same effect on the number of bicycle riders as it does the number of gun users.

      We conclude: that population growth alone cannot explain the increase in gun injuries.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 12:19:11 PM PDT

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      •  o_0 do you read my comments before you respond? (1+ / 0-)
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        I think population increase can definitely be counted as one reason why the total number of shootings has gone up. I think there are others as well and gave an example in that comment.
        Oh and can you explain the 'why' C to me?

        Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

        by KVoimakas on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 12:21:18 PM PDT

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