Category Archives: MURDER AND GUN CONTROL

How Did The Shooting Community Become Crime Fighters?

One of the regular trolls at Extranos Alley, who is apparently afraid to debate the issue, wants to know wh the NRA got in the crime fighting business. The way things usually happened, the shooting community backed into it. I … Continue reading

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Comparing LEO Gunfire Deaths And Gun Control Drives

A Huffington Post advocacy claim that privately owned guns endanger police officers lives reminded me of something I had intended to look into for at least twenty years, and had not done so. The graphic immediately below tracks the number … Continue reading

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What Are The Major Factors Influencing Crime Rates?

Someone stopped by searching for “factors in crime rate.” The list of factors involved in crime are well nigh infinite. While social factors such as a desire for acceptance driving someone to join a gang: or no money to buy … Continue reading

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British Vs US Murder Rates, To 2013

Someone stopped by searching for “england vs us murder conviction rate.” That would be nice to know, given the fact that the conviction rate would help establish the lowest possible British murder rate. The graphic below, from a sadly outdated … Continue reading

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How Does Gun Control Increase Crime Rates?

Someone came by the Alley searching for “how gun control increases crime.” That may be less than obvious, so let’s start by thinking about a see-saw for a moment. A well balanced see-saw, or “teeter totter,” allows two people of … Continue reading

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Pertinent Numbers On Populations, Guns, And Crime

For a few pertinent numbers about Americans and gun ownership: There are approximately 256 million Americans who are old enough to possess a long gun. There are approximately 244 million Americans old enough to buy and possess a handgun. Of … Continue reading

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