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Old 06-01-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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Gun Ownership Skyrockets, While Violent Crime Drops
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Crime has been on a downward trend. Correlation does not equal causation.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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Crime has been on a downward trend. Correlation does not equal causation.
Exactly. I read an article yesterday where some researchers are claiming the phase out of leaded gasoline had much to do with the drop.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Crown Heights, Brooklyn
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Crime has been on a downward trend. Correlation does not equal causation.
what I was thinking
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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Ive had Ice-cream every Monday last month and gas prices have been going down.


Obviously ice cream lowers gas prices.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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here a link discussing this lead gasoline theory

Get the Lead Out II
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: USA - midwest
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Exactly. I read an article yesterday where some researchers are claiming the phase out of leaded gasoline had much to do with the drop.
It's more likely that Roe v Wade is behind it.

Still, I like guns, too.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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The number of violent crimes has more to do with the economy than gun ownership! Americans are armed to the teeth since forever! Anyone who thinks that there is a correlation between both doesn't understand the mind of a criminal. First of all if your intent is too harm or rob another person you really aren't thinking about your personal safety to begin with!
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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Nothing stops crime like the threat of a bullet in the head!
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