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    Gun crime on LI

    So the new NYS Senate leadership doesn’t even take over until January but 12 hours after polls closed sNewsday is already running the gun crime data to scare the average goober into believing guns are the root of all evil.
    I am glad they ran this. There are a few charts but if you look past the intended dramatic effect, guns are not much of a scourge at all (IMO) on LI, at least relative to a population of over 3 million people.
    Decide for yourselves:

    Too many charts for me to attach here, sorry but you’ll have to click to read em.
    https://projects.newsday.com/databas...ns/?offset=120

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    Useless stat, as there is no differentiation between whether real guns were used in robberies, vs. air guns, fake guns, whatever.
    Further, there is no parsing out if the person using the gun was already prohibited from owning one, or if the gun was stolen.
    Inflammatory blather to be distorted and abused for political gain.

    Edit to add: two year trend shows decline, most likely attributable to Trump crackdown on illegals.
    Last edited by Grifhunter; 11-07-2018, 07:46 PM.
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      #3
      Originally posted by Grifhunter View Post
      Useless stat, as there is no differentiation between whether real guns were used in robberies, vs. air guns, fake guns, whatever.
      Further, there is no parsing out if the person using the gun was already prohibited from owning one, or if the gun was stolen.
      Inflammatory blather to be distorted and abused for political gain.
      Even assuming every gun counted was a (xx name) a gun, illegal or not, the numbers are not particularly impressive. Big numbers like 66.6% and 100% are misleading if the reader doesn’t examine the entire chart. The chart goes on for a couple hundred lines.

      By the time they make a few edits, make a PP out of it and show it upstate in the Chamber, it’ll scare the shit out of everyone who has an ability to vote on our depriving law abiding NY’ers of their rights.
      Mission Accomplished

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        #4
        Newsday sucks. I can't even get on their website anymore without registering.

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          #5
          If I am reading that correctly, only 3/11 of murders involved guns. I'm surprised at how low that number is.
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            #6
            0% of rapes involving guns.

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