arma virumque cano (et alia)
So the steady increase in gun prevalence and concealed carry in the US is correlated with a decline in homicides. Cool.
Yeah, there's a decrease if you look with a magnifying glass. Otherwise it looks like a straight line about a mile above all the other straight lines.
Are miles shorter in Italy than in the United States? If you stretch out a graph, you can make it look bad, but that's distorting the data. I note in addition that the Czech Republic isn't on that graph. It has lots of guns, laws similar to ours, but a low murder rate.
It does look like a straight line. And the UK would still be a straight line, even if you were to go back before the implementation of the more draconian of their gun laws.
Not only does this show a slight trend downward, but it also is an example of how to distort understanding with a graph. Do you note that the highest point and lowest point are only six apart? If South Africa got included in this, it would be way up above the website's title.Keep trying, Mikeb, but why don't you address our points?
The countries listed look like the modern ones, you know the developed ones. We don't see Guatemala either.
Because the animals that live in underdeveloped countries are held to a different standard of murderousness than us?
The Czech Republic is relatively modern, especially compared to third world nations. And the United States is modern and developed, and yet we see differences from state to state with no correlation to gun laws.
This graph is great because it excludes all but 15 countries, and it isn't even titled.