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  •  NO, our own CDC has stated that (9+ / 0-)

    gun control has not made a difference in gun violence.

    With a caveat that there must be further studies done.

    The Task Force found insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of any of the firearms laws or combinations of laws reviewed on violent outcomes.

    •  That's a blatant misreading (0+ / 0-)

      "Insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness" /= "gun control has not made a difference."

      •  If you took the time to actually read the (6+ / 0-)

        accompanying data sets and studies.  

        You'd come to this Harvard law report:

        http://www.law.harvard.edu/...

        This Article has reviewed a significant amount of evidence from a wide variety of international sources. Each individual portion of evidence is subject to cavil—at the very least the general objection that the persuasiveness of social scientific evidence cannot remotely approach the persuasiveness of conclusions in the physical sciences.

        Nevertheless, the burden of proof rests on the proponents of the more guns equal more death and fewer guns equal less death mantra, especially
        since they argue public policy ought to be based on
        that mantra.149 To bear that burden would at the very least require showing that a large number of nations with more guns have more death and that nations that have imposed stringent gun controls have achieved substantial reductions in criminal violence (or suicide).

        But those correlations are not observed when a large number of nations are compared across the world.

        The analytical bias of the CDC is revealed when they claim:

        (Note that insufficient evidence to determine effectiveness should not be interpreted as evidence of ineffectiveness.) This report briefly describes how the reviews were conducted, summarizes the Task Force findings, and provides information regarding needs for future research.

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