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    BTW, gun crime, and gun thefts, are both up in Australia the past couple of years. Similar to Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    People will say, see! the more guns registered, the less suicides
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    while ignoring this

    Thanks for the graphs bob, while I can't conclude certainly that overall suicides are up from just looking at hangings and firearms as the method, I'm guessing it's pretty likely that suicide as a whole is higher than it's ever been. Sad.
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    The total suicide expressed as a rate per 100,000 population is falling faster than the simple count, so it's not "higher than it's ever been".

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    The takeaways on this...

    Canada had a population boom during that time so statistically the percentage should be very similar.

    Also, instead of using a firearm people resorted to hanging.

    It's sad either way you slice it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
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    The total suicide expressed as a rate per 100,000 population is falling faster than the simple count, so it's not "higher than it's ever been".
    Excellent news, didn't account for our population booming
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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post


    If background checks make people feel safer, I suppose that there are worse wastes of money, but, generally, gun-control laws either have no effect on crime or actually make things worse.
    -- John Lott; January 2011, http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...guns-interview


    And here's 3 more ...

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    Three Separate 2018 Studies Found Zero Evidence That Universal Background Checks Prevent Gun Deaths

    Jan 21 2019
    USA, including California

    Of all gun policies, universal background checks receive the strongest support from Americans on both left and right, as indicated by many surveys over the years. However, things aren’t always popular for good reasons. Case in point: Over this past year, three separate studies investigating the effects of comprehensive background checks (CBCs) have come up with a whole lot of nothing to show for it.

    Back in November, we reported on one of these studies, conducted using data from the anti-gunner’s paradise, California. In that study (journal publication here), researchers studied firearm homicide and suicide rates in California before and after the Golden State passed its CBC law. Researchers waited 10 years to study the effects of this law, but in the end, “The study found no net difference between firearm-related homicide rates before and during the 10 years after policy implementation.” Oops.

    Two other studies published in 2018 back up those results.

    A study funded by the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research found that comprehensive background check policies in urban areas are correlated, if anything, with an increase in firearm homicides. That is not thought to be a causal relationship, but rather a number consistent with a rise in homicide rates in general. According to this study, in order to have any potential violence-mitigating effect, background checks have to be paired with permit-to-purchase laws (to compensate for how difficult the background check system is to enforce). But that’s a whole other can of worms.

    Yet another study, out of UC Davis, compared firearm homicide and suicide rates in Indiana and Tennessee after each of the two states repealed their comprehensive background check laws (in 1981 and 1994 respectively). After comparing the data from those states to methodically constructed control groups in 11 states with CBC policies in place, the researchers found “no evidence of an association between the repeal of comprehensive background check policies and firearm homicide and suicide rates in Indiana and Tennessee.“

    Put that in your arsenal.

    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...ent-gun-deaths

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    I've updated this to include poisoning.

    Poisoning and Hanging have been higher than Firearms since 1995's Firearms Act.


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