February 17, 2018
My study vs. your study – but who's protecting the kids?
It happens every time we have a mass shooting. Within seconds, many people start posting this study or that study about gun violence in the U.S. For example, the Economist has its opinion: America's gun-related murder rate is 25 times higher than a group of 22 other developed countries, according to the American Journal of Medicine. This is mainly because America has so many more guns than those other countries. It has less than 5% of the world's population and almost half of the world's civilian-owned firearms. Then I read this from Mises Institute: To keep pressing the issue of gun control, it is necessary for advocates to push a narrative in which crime is especially bad, and in which the United States is somehow unique in the world in terms of crime. The actual historical data often contradicts their claims, however, so in order to push their narrative with greater gusto, advocates for...(Read Full Post)