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Gun Crime: Is China Safer than the West?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-3-16 06:47:30 |Display all floors
This post was edited by LCSULLA at 2012-3-16 06:56
468259058 Post time: 2012-3-16 06:32
I don't think so.

Yes, there are many other factors, for example:

If gun control is a key factor in homocide rate, explain the difference between canada and US, between US and Mexico,
quintessentially explain why Finland just with knives has such a higher rate than switzerland with automatic rifles and side arms in every household!

Not even Michael Moore was willing to go unscientific enough to explain the violence with just an assumed correlation between firearms and violence/homocides.
There is no statistical ground to support such.

For the US, yes there is high violence,
but it is:
2)exceptional indeed in comparison to the rest of the industrialised nations making up the west,
whilst american liberal gun control is actually not really that unique among those countries.
1)actually not really that exceptional compared to the the entire rest of the world as a whole.

It's a culture thing,
and where people went mad last year in china,
they didn't need guns for high casualty counts either, if you can remember those incidents.
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LCSULLA Post time: 2012-3-16 06:47
If gun control is a key factor in homocide rate, explain the difference between canada and US, betw ...

I don't know the exact weight of the gun control's factors. I also don't know the co-effects among factors.

But definitely gun control is one of key factors. It's a tool of killing other human beings as well as protecting oneself by killing other human beings.
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468259058 Post time: 2012-3-16 07:19
I don't know the exact weight of the gun control's factors. I also don't know the co-effects among ...

In the map in #4, India is in the same shade of blue as China.
(I really would not have guessed so)
Does India have as strict gun control as China, even close?
I would doubt them to be capable of that.
(Just as I would rather doubt them to be capable of almost anything at all)
(Always good when trying to accomondate a chinese in a discussion, to give him the opportunity to feel at least slightly better than India, implying that meant anything.)
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Post time 2012-3-16 07:29:01 |Display all floors
This post was edited by 468259058 at 2012-3-16 07:46

If mainland China has the same amount of guns per capita as U.S.A, maybe the present mainland China would go into civil war.

Why did the present party and government invest more and more huge amount of resources and energy in maintaining social stability around China in the past decade? Now, do we feel good and start praising ourselves, or rethinking?
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Post time 2012-3-16 07:32:37 |Display all floors
LCSULLA Post time: 2012-3-15 13:47
truth is,
there is no correlation between gun control and homocide rates among industrialised nati ...

So to make a country safer with your reasoning we should put guns and bullets in vending machines.
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Post time 2012-3-16 07:41:36 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2012-3-16 07:32
So to make a country safer with your reasoning we should put guns and bullets in vending machines. ...

No,
all I'm saying is that there there is harldy any statistical support for your correlation based on your sample of just two countries.
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Post time 2012-3-16 07:49:06 |Display all floors
But Europe doesn't really matter until they grow up and learn to protect themselves.
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