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@SevenSidedDie You're correct that car color doesn't make a difference to the overall function, however, that was my point. The actual data comes in the form of the overall murder rate. There is no evidence that a reduction in guns reduces the overall murder rate, just that it shifts it to other means. It doesn't matter if it seems obvious to you that more guns will cause more murders; there is no evidence.
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@SevenSidedDie I disagree. Clearly, if there are more guns, then there will be more murders with guns, but if the overall murder rate remains constant what does that matter? As an analogy, if we find the 'deaths from blue cars' rate is 10 per 100,000, and then eliminate blue cars we would not expect to see 10 fewer deaths. Instead the deaths will simply shift to other cars.
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@SigueSigueBen Well I changed it because it was unintentional. I'm usually pretty careful about that too. Thanks for pointing it out.
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