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
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: