The federal government has been spending money on research intended to support gun control. What they found is not surprising. They discovered that rural children have access to guns, with one in six rural ‘children’ claiming that they have carried a gun before age 26. This is twice the rate that urban young people admit carrying guns.
In a post from 2013, I showed that 53% of US homicides occurred in cities with populations of over 100,000. Urban areas. Now cities of that size are where 28% of the US population lives. When homicide statistics are combined with the results of the above study, we can see that in places where a person is twice as likely to be carrying a gun, a person’s chances of being a homicide victim are much lower.
That is what is known as negative correlation. That is, as the rate of firearm possession increases, the chances of being a victim of homicide decreases. To put it more simply, more guns mean fewer homicides.
Haven’t those of us who oppose gun control been saying that for several decades?
On a side note, what are researchers doing asking children in the sixth grade to report on whether or not mommy and daddy have guns in the house? Yet another mark against leftist educators.
A second side note. The website that published this article is a website dedicated to physics. What dis this study have to do with physics? Isn’t this more in the realm of sociology?