“Critical Question Gun Control”

Someone stopped by searching for r”critical question gun control.”

The critical question or “critical event” in my 19th Century formal logic textbook was the “stumbling block.” The “thing” that should not happen but does, over and over. The extra weight that should be there if the phlogiston theory of combustion was correct, all the e Arctic sea ice that should not be there if Al Gore’s theorty of “global warming” is correct, and all the extra crimes that should not have been committed if the that “limiting private gun ownership reduces crime” is correct.

At the present time we know of at least 47,224 restrictive gun laws that have been put in place ant at least to some degree enforced. Of those, not even one, not 1, has ever made anyone safer, reduced the incidence of personal or property crime, or prevented political assassinations.

The probability of that happening by chance are, in the most conservative case is 14.6 x 10^166 or

1 460 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000

to one.

Some of the more likely scenarios run to voer one million digits, but still against.

That alone means explaining away the observed results of gun control will take some tall explainging. But there is another side to that coin. Permissive gun laws.

Without exception, permissive gun laws reduce crime, make people safer, and at least do not increase the incidence of political assassinations. Between the two factors, even unlikely scenarios to explain the observed results away become, as far as human experience goes, infinite.

So those who wish to peddle gun control must have a reason to explain all the myriad failures of gun control

If they do not, they have no facts and no argument to support their position. All they have is unsupported belief.

Stranger

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A collaborative effort, Extranos Alley is primarily concerned with providing up to date data on the relationships between privately woned firearms and crime, violence, and politics. The site is maintained by nine volunteers who have given up their identity that the work here may be considered without regard to the individual data. The contributors are a diverse group, ranging from a retired physicist to a board certified psychologist.

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