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Short study on Firearms ownership, laws, and homicide rates

I’m not surprised with the findings.  I’ll quote the first sentence from the abstract:

The  murder  rate  across  the  50  US states  is  not  statistically  reliably  related  to
firearms.

Paper is located here:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/122317285/Firearm-Data-Analysis.  The stated objective:

To examine  the  relations  of murder  rates  across  the  50  US states.  gun  control  laws, firearm  ownership,  storage  of firearm  information,  and  population  density  using  publicly available  data  and  simple, individually  reproducible  and  verifiable  analysis  methods.  To  then examine  the  relations  for what  conclusions  can  be  drawn  from  those  results  and  what  they  mean to  the  debate  on  firearm regulation.

Go read the paper.  As of today it has had only 30 reads…..  I’ll provide one snippet from the paper:

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