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Gun Control: Separating Reality from Symbolism

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: User1490065578 | Category: Data analysis phd thesis

How much do you know about this crazy gun debate that still rages on like a wildfire in this country? Even with the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, both of them looming once again only months away, the debacle that people are making the Affordable Care Act out to be, and everyone raging at the president for one thing or another, it is still hotly and adamantly debated.

Regardless of the side that you take, where do you get your gun debate news and information from? Believe it or not, the source of your information could actually sway you to an opinion, even if you are generally inclined to believe the opposite side. By being exposed to biased, selective, out-of-context, and just plain inaccurate information, you may not be making the best, most-informed decision that you could be.

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    silverbear280 18 Jan 2017 08:31

    How much do you know about this crazy gun debate that still rages on like a wildfire in this country? Even with the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, both of them looming once again only months away, the debacle that people are making the Affordable Care Act out to be, and everyone raging at the president for one thing or another, it is still hotly and adamantly debated.

    Regardless of the side that you take, where do you get your gun debate news and information from? Believe it or not, the source of your information could actually sway you to an opinion, even if you are generally inclined to believe the opposite side. By being exposed to biased, selective, out-of-context, and just plain inaccurate information, you may not be making the best, most-informed decision that you could be.

    This research is based upon the most recent available data in 2016. Facts from earlier years are cited based upon availability and relevance, not to slant results by singling out specific years that are different from others. Likewise, data associated with the effects of gun control laws in various geographical areas represent random, demographically diverse places in which such data is available.

    Many aspects of the gun control issue are best measured and sometimes can only be measured through surveys, [1] but the accuracy of such surveys depends upon respondents providing truthful answers to questions that are sometimes controversial and potentially incriminating. [2] Thus, Just Facts uses this data critically, citing the best-designed surveys we find, detailing their inner workings in our footnotes, and using the most cautious plausible interpretations of the results.

    [*] Don B. Kates, Jr., a San Francisco criminologist and civil liberties lawyer, attended Reed College and Yale Law School. Besides publishing numerous articles on gun control, Mr. Kates was the editor for Firearms and Violence: Issues of Public Policy (1984) ; 49 Law & Contemporary Problems (1986) (firearms regulation issue); and 5 Law & Pol'y Q. (1983) (gun control issue).

    I wish to thank the following for their assistance: Professors David Bordua (Sociology, U. of Illinois), Philip J. Cook (Public Policy Studies and Economics, Duke U.), Robert Cottrol (Law, Rutgers University), F. Smith Fussner (History, Emeritus, Reed College), Gary Kleck (Criminology, Florida State U.), Robert Stevens of the Gainesville, Florida ACLU; William Van Alstyne (Law, Duke University); Mr. Che Kates, Novato, Ca.; and Ms. Shiva T. Byrd, Oakland, Ca.

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    smallrabbit514 18 Jan 2017 01:19

    How much do you know about this crazy gun debate that still rages on like a wildfire in this country? Even with the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, both of them looming once again only months away, the debacle that people are making the Affordable Care Act out to be, and everyone raging at the president for one thing or another, it is still hotly and adamantly debated.

    Regardless of the side that you take, where do you get your gun debate news and information from? Believe it or not, the source of your information could actually sway you to an opinion, even if you are generally inclined to believe the opposite side. By being exposed to biased, selective, out-of-context, and just plain inaccurate information, you may not be making the best, most-informed decision that you could be.

    This research is based upon the most recent available data in 2016. Facts from earlier years are cited based upon availability and relevance, not to slant results by singling out specific years that are different from others. Likewise, data associated with the effects of gun control laws in various geographical areas represent random, demographically diverse places in which such data is available.

    Many aspects of the gun control issue are best measured and sometimes can only be measured through surveys, [1] but the accuracy of such surveys depends upon respondents providing truthful answers to questions that are sometimes controversial and potentially incriminating. [2] Thus, Just Facts uses this data critically, citing the best-designed surveys we find, detailing their inner workings in our footnotes, and using the most cautious plausible interpretations of the results.

    [*] Don B. Kates, Jr., a San Francisco criminologist and civil liberties lawyer, attended Reed College and Yale Law School. Besides publishing numerous articles on gun control, Mr. Kates was the editor for Firearms and Violence: Issues of Public Policy (1984) ; 49 Law & Contemporary Problems (1986) (firearms regulation issue); and 5 Law & Pol''y Q. (1983) (gun control issue).

    I wish to thank the following for their assistance: Professors David Bordua (Sociology, U. of Illinois), Philip J. Cook (Public Policy Studies and Economics, Duke U.), Robert Cottrol (Law, Rutgers University), F. Smith Fussner (History, Emeritus, Reed College), Gary Kleck (Criminology, Florida State U.), Robert Stevens of the Gainesville, Florida ACLU; William Van Alstyne (Law, Duke University); Mr. Che Kates, Novato, Ca.; and Ms. Shiva T. Byrd, Oakland, Ca.

    Explain the interest in this topic.  What experiences have caused the writer to become interested (careful using 1st person!)?

    Refutation or Opposing Arguments (Explain them, explain how and why there may be value in them, and disagree with the parts you believe to be invalid.  Establish common ground): ______________________________________________________________________________________________

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    smallmeercat144 18 Jan 2017 00:31

    Eugenics really isn t about population control. Its about creating better humans through selective breeding. It could result in healthier, more intelligent and longer living people. It could weed out genetic defects and undesireable genetic traits. It could eliminate cancer. There s a lot to be said for it. It just has a lot of ethical concerns.

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    User1488948399 17 Jan 2017 23:27

    Gun control measures has been shown to reduce deaths and injuries associated with guns, yet they are ineffective and an infringement on a fundamental right to bear arms. Then you could have half the paper list off points about how studies have shown reduced gun deaths and injuries in areas of tough gun control (maybe other countries have better examples than the US), and the other half show how half-assing the laws in the US is ineffectual and is definitely an infringement of rights.

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    Александра Герасимов 18 Jan 2017 07:21

    How much do you know about this crazy gun debate that still rages on like a wildfire in this country? Even with the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, both of them looming once again only months away, the debacle that people are making the Affordable Care Act out to be, and everyone raging at the president for one thing or another, it is still hotly and adamantly debated.

    Regardless of the side that you take, where do you get your gun debate news and information from? Believe it or not, the source of your information could actually sway you to an opinion, even if you are generally inclined to believe the opposite side. By being exposed to biased, selective, out-of-context, and just plain inaccurate information, you may not be making the best, most-informed decision that you could be.

    This research is based upon the most recent available data in 2016. Facts from earlier years are cited based upon availability and relevance, not to slant results by singling out specific years that are different from others. Likewise, data associated with the effects of gun control laws in various geographical areas represent random, demographically diverse places in which such data is available.

    Many aspects of the gun control issue are best measured and sometimes can only be measured through surveys, [1] but the accuracy of such surveys depends upon respondents providing truthful answers to questions that are sometimes controversial and potentially incriminating. [2] Thus, Just Facts uses this data critically, citing the best-designed surveys we find, detailing their inner workings in our footnotes, and using the most cautious plausible interpretations of the results.

    [*] Don B. Kates, Jr., a San Francisco criminologist and civil liberties lawyer, attended Reed College and Yale Law School. Besides publishing numerous articles on gun control, Mr. Kates was the editor for Firearms and Violence: Issues of Public Policy (1984) ; 49 Law & Contemporary Problems (1986) (firearms regulation issue); and 5 Law & Pol''''''''''''''''y Q. (1983) (gun control issue).

    I wish to thank the following for their assistance: Professors David Bordua (Sociology, U. of Illinois), Philip J. Cook (Public Policy Studies and Economics, Duke U.), Robert Cottrol (Law, Rutgers University), F. Smith Fussner (History, Emeritus, Reed College), Gary Kleck (Criminology, Florida State U.), Robert Stevens of the Gainesville, Florida ACLU; William Van Alstyne (Law, Duke University); Mr. Che Kates, Novato, Ca.; and Ms. Shiva T. Byrd, Oakland, Ca.

    Explain the interest in this topic.  What experiences have caused the writer to become interested (careful using 1st person!)?

    Refutation or Opposing Arguments (Explain them, explain how and why there may be value in them, and disagree with the parts you believe to be invalid.  Establish common ground): ______________________________________________________________________________________________

    ( TFC ) Washington, DC  – A church was shot up by a lunatic. The US government never lets a tragedy or crisis pass without attempting to find a new way to restrict the American people. So, we can expect a renewed push for gun control. There is a lot of propaganda about gun control. So much so that the truth has been lost.

    Gun control is designed to stop people from killing each other, at least that’s what we are always told. Let’s take a look at the data:

    [*] The author would like to thank Don B. Kates, Jr. and Daniel D. Polsby for their thoughtful comments on previous drafts, Robert J. Cottrol for discussing the issues with me early on in the writing process, and Gary Kleck for his helpful suggestions and recent data.

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    User1488289663 18 Jan 2017 04:24

    How much do you know about this crazy gun debate that still rages on like a wildfire in this country? Even with the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, both of them looming once again only months away, the debacle that people are making the Affordable Care Act out to be, and everyone raging at the president for one thing or another, it is still hotly and adamantly debated.

    Regardless of the side that you take, where do you get your gun debate news and information from? Believe it or not, the source of your information could actually sway you to an opinion, even if you are generally inclined to believe the opposite side. By being exposed to biased, selective, out-of-context, and just plain inaccurate information, you may not be making the best, most-informed decision that you could be.

    This research is based upon the most recent available data in 2016. Facts from earlier years are cited based upon availability and relevance, not to slant results by singling out specific years that are different from others. Likewise, data associated with the effects of gun control laws in various geographical areas represent random, demographically diverse places in which such data is available.

    Many aspects of the gun control issue are best measured and sometimes can only be measured through surveys, [1] but the accuracy of such surveys depends upon respondents providing truthful answers to questions that are sometimes controversial and potentially incriminating. [2] Thus, Just Facts uses this data critically, citing the best-designed surveys we find, detailing their inner workings in our footnotes, and using the most cautious plausible interpretations of the results.

    [*] Don B. Kates, Jr., a San Francisco criminologist and civil liberties lawyer, attended Reed College and Yale Law School. Besides publishing numerous articles on gun control, Mr. Kates was the editor for Firearms and Violence: Issues of Public Policy (1984) ; 49 Law & Contemporary Problems (1986) (firearms regulation issue); and 5 Law & Pol''''y Q. (1983) (gun control issue).

    I wish to thank the following for their assistance: Professors David Bordua (Sociology, U. of Illinois), Philip J. Cook (Public Policy Studies and Economics, Duke U.), Robert Cottrol (Law, Rutgers University), F. Smith Fussner (History, Emeritus, Reed College), Gary Kleck (Criminology, Florida State U.), Robert Stevens of the Gainesville, Florida ACLU; William Van Alstyne (Law, Duke University); Mr. Che Kates, Novato, Ca.; and Ms. Shiva T. Byrd, Oakland, Ca.

    Explain the interest in this topic.  What experiences have caused the writer to become interested (careful using 1st person!)?

    Refutation or Opposing Arguments (Explain them, explain how and why there may be value in them, and disagree with the parts you believe to be invalid.  Establish common ground): ______________________________________________________________________________________________

    ( TFC ) Washington, DC  – A church was shot up by a lunatic. The US government never lets a tragedy or crisis pass without attempting to find a new way to restrict the American people. So, we can expect a renewed push for gun control. There is a lot of propaganda about gun control. So much so that the truth has been lost.

    Gun control is designed to stop people from killing each other, at least that’s what we are always told. Let’s take a look at the data:

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    Восточное Измайлово 18 Jan 2017 03:43

    speed cameras I think are good as most accidents are caused by speeding so also speed bumps - Its really good that we all drive on the same side of the road and traffic light are good - Hillsborough disaster shows us that good social control of mass events is essential as the singular humans dont have the bigger picture and can hurt themselves - - Gun control is a good idea - Stopping people from hunting for sport is quite good for humanising them - I guess anything that controls danger and loss of life is positive - I think that our censorship rating of films is a good idea and helpful to protect young minds - Having coming of age controls like smoking drinking and gambling are useful - Also controls on food production hygiene. Some controls seem to go a bit OTT but then the unpopular ones are usually consistently broken anyway & eventually bite the dust. there is still a law forbidding the bashing of a mat agsint the door before 7 pm in the morning - yo control those noisy mat bashers

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    orangebear133 18 Jan 2017 06:45

    How much do you know about this crazy gun debate that still rages on like a wildfire in this country? Even with the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, both of them looming once again only months away, the debacle that people are making the Affordable Care Act out to be, and everyone raging at the president for one thing or another, it is still hotly and adamantly debated.

    Regardless of the side that you take, where do you get your gun debate news and information from? Believe it or not, the source of your information could actually sway you to an opinion, even if you are generally inclined to believe the opposite side. By being exposed to biased, selective, out-of-context, and just plain inaccurate information, you may not be making the best, most-informed decision that you could be.

    This research is based upon the most recent available data in 2016. Facts from earlier years are cited based upon availability and relevance, not to slant results by singling out specific years that are different from others. Likewise, data associated with the effects of gun control laws in various geographical areas represent random, demographically diverse places in which such data is available.

    Many aspects of the gun control issue are best measured and sometimes can only be measured through surveys, [1] but the accuracy of such surveys depends upon respondents providing truthful answers to questions that are sometimes controversial and potentially incriminating. [2] Thus, Just Facts uses this data critically, citing the best-designed surveys we find, detailing their inner workings in our footnotes, and using the most cautious plausible interpretations of the results.

    [*] Don B. Kates, Jr., a San Francisco criminologist and civil liberties lawyer, attended Reed College and Yale Law School. Besides publishing numerous articles on gun control, Mr. Kates was the editor for Firearms and Violence: Issues of Public Policy (1984) ; 49 Law & Contemporary Problems (1986) (firearms regulation issue); and 5 Law & Pol''''''''y Q. (1983) (gun control issue).

    I wish to thank the following for their assistance: Professors David Bordua (Sociology, U. of Illinois), Philip J. Cook (Public Policy Studies and Economics, Duke U.), Robert Cottrol (Law, Rutgers University), F. Smith Fussner (History, Emeritus, Reed College), Gary Kleck (Criminology, Florida State U.), Robert Stevens of the Gainesville, Florida ACLU; William Van Alstyne (Law, Duke University); Mr. Che Kates, Novato, Ca.; and Ms. Shiva T. Byrd, Oakland, Ca.

    Explain the interest in this topic.  What experiences have caused the writer to become interested (careful using 1st person!)?

    Refutation or Opposing Arguments (Explain them, explain how and why there may be value in them, and disagree with the parts you believe to be invalid.  Establish common ground): ______________________________________________________________________________________________

    ( TFC ) Washington, DC  – A church was shot up by a lunatic. The US government never lets a tragedy or crisis pass without attempting to find a new way to restrict the American people. So, we can expect a renewed push for gun control. There is a lot of propaganda about gun control. So much so that the truth has been lost.

    Gun control is designed to stop people from killing each other, at least that’s what we are always told. Let’s take a look at the data:

    [*] The author would like to thank Don B. Kates, Jr. and Daniel D. Polsby for their thoughtful comments on previous drafts, Robert J. Cottrol for discussing the issues with me early on in the writing process, and Gary Kleck for his helpful suggestions and recent data.

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    beautifulgorilla196 18 Jan 2017 09:16

    How much do you know about this crazy gun debate that still rages on like a wildfire in this country? Even with the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, both of them looming once again only months away, the debacle that people are making the Affordable Care Act out to be, and everyone raging at the president for one thing or another, it is still hotly and adamantly debated.

    Regardless of the side that you take, where do you get your gun debate news and information from? Believe it or not, the source of your information could actually sway you to an opinion, even if you are generally inclined to believe the opposite side. By being exposed to biased, selective, out-of-context, and just plain inaccurate information, you may not be making the best, most-informed decision that you could be.

    This research is based upon the most recent available data in 2016. Facts from earlier years are cited based upon availability and relevance, not to slant results by singling out specific years that are different from others. Likewise, data associated with the effects of gun control laws in various geographical areas represent random, demographically diverse places in which such data is available.

    Many aspects of the gun control issue are best measured and sometimes can only be measured through surveys, [1] but the accuracy of such surveys depends upon respondents providing truthful answers to questions that are sometimes controversial and potentially incriminating. [2] Thus, Just Facts uses this data critically, citing the best-designed surveys we find, detailing their inner workings in our footnotes, and using the most cautious plausible interpretations of the results.

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    Юкки 18 Jan 2017 02:52

    How much do you know about this crazy gun debate that still rages on like a wildfire in this country? Even with the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, both of them looming once again only months away, the debacle that people are making the Affordable Care Act out to be, and everyone raging at the president for one thing or another, it is still hotly and adamantly debated.

    Regardless of the side that you take, where do you get your gun debate news and information from? Believe it or not, the source of your information could actually sway you to an opinion, even if you are generally inclined to believe the opposite side. By being exposed to biased, selective, out-of-context, and just plain inaccurate information, you may not be making the best, most-informed decision that you could be.

    This research is based upon the most recent available data in 2016. Facts from earlier years are cited based upon availability and relevance, not to slant results by singling out specific years that are different from others. Likewise, data associated with the effects of gun control laws in various geographical areas represent random, demographically diverse places in which such data is available.

    Many aspects of the gun control issue are best measured and sometimes can only be measured through surveys, [1] but the accuracy of such surveys depends upon respondents providing truthful answers to questions that are sometimes controversial and potentially incriminating. [2] Thus, Just Facts uses this data critically, citing the best-designed surveys we find, detailing their inner workings in our footnotes, and using the most cautious plausible interpretations of the results.

    [*] Don B. Kates, Jr., a San Francisco criminologist and civil liberties lawyer, attended Reed College and Yale Law School. Besides publishing numerous articles on gun control, Mr. Kates was the editor for Firearms and Violence: Issues of Public Policy (1984) ; 49 Law & Contemporary Problems (1986) (firearms regulation issue); and 5 Law & Pol''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''y Q. (1983) (gun control issue).

    I wish to thank the following for their assistance: Professors David Bordua (Sociology, U. of Illinois), Philip J. Cook (Public Policy Studies and Economics, Duke U.), Robert Cottrol (Law, Rutgers University), F. Smith Fussner (History, Emeritus, Reed College), Gary Kleck (Criminology, Florida State U.), Robert Stevens of the Gainesville, Florida ACLU; William Van Alstyne (Law, Duke University); Mr. Che Kates, Novato, Ca.; and Ms. Shiva T. Byrd, Oakland, Ca.

    Explain the interest in this topic.  What experiences have caused the writer to become interested (careful using 1st person!)?

    Refutation or Opposing Arguments (Explain them, explain how and why there may be value in them, and disagree with the parts you believe to be invalid.  Establish common ground): ______________________________________________________________________________________________

    ( TFC ) Washington, DC  – A church was shot up by a lunatic. The US government never lets a tragedy or crisis pass without attempting to find a new way to restrict the American people. So, we can expect a renewed push for gun control. There is a lot of propaganda about gun control. So much so that the truth has been lost.

    Gun control is designed to stop people from killing each other, at least that’s what we are always told. Let’s take a look at the data:

    [*] The author would like to thank Don B. Kates, Jr. and Daniel D. Polsby for their thoughtful comments on previous drafts, Robert J. Cottrol for discussing the issues with me early on in the writing process, and Gary Kleck for his helpful suggestions and recent data.

    As the debate surrounding gun violence intensifies, we present you the following essay, written in the wake of the Virginia Tech Massacre of 2007:

    The terrible events of last week at Virginia Tech invite profound soul-searching as to what went wrong and how to prevent similar events from happening again.