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10-05-2011, 11:46 AM
Canadian Study (http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/10/05/gun-control-homicide-rates-not-linked-study/) determines "No significant beneficial associations between firearms legislation and homicide or spousal homicide rates ... found".

But Mr. Langmann’s study attributes Canada’s drop in gun crimes to a richer, older population — rather than any particular piece of gun control. “If people are poorer and there’s less income equality, those are more likely to be associated with an increase in homicides by firearm,” said Mr. Langmann.

His analysis factored in other variables “associated with criminality,” such as unemployment, incarceration rates, income equality and the population attributed to immigration. The study also factored in the rate of non-firearms homicide rates and allowed multi-year delays for firearms legislation to take effect.

The team then ran the data through three methods of statistical analysis including Joinpoint, a software program often used to probe the success of cancer interventions.

All three methods of analysis, wrote Mr. Langmann, “failed to definitively demonstrate an association between firearms legislation and homicide between 1974 and 2008.”

Well. There you have it.....

10-05-2011, 12:20 PM
I have bookmarked this study for reading later and doing research about the authors. Off the cuff, it looks like some solid research!