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11. What about the Vancouver/Seattle study?




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This article is from the can.talk.guns FAQ, by Skeeter Abell-Smith ab133@sfn.saskatoon.sk.ca with numerous contributions by others.

11. What about the Vancouver/Seattle study?

"Handgun Regulations, Crime, Assaults, and Homicide: A Tale of Two
Cities" (Sloan et al) compared Vancouver and Seattle after the 1979
Canadian gun laws, but Vancouver also had lower murder rates _before_
the new gun laws. Many other factors were also ignored.

Much has been written to rebut this "study". There is a lot of
information on this in the t.p.g Usenet group's
``The Long List of "Gun-Control" Myths'', available from:
[69]http://www.rkba.org/research/rkba.faq
[70]ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/talk.politics.guns/
and in "Guns in the Medical Literature -- a Failure of Peer Review"
("Why are the Black and Hispanic homicide rates so high in Seattle?"),
which is available from
[71]http://teapot.usask.ca/cdn-firearms/Suter/med-lit/seattle.html
[72]http://yoda.sscl.uwo.ca/~eric/cfa/Suter/med-lit/seattle.html

 

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