I'm a political person. One of the reasons I'm here is to enrich the political situation for liberal gun owners. Liberals enjoy the reputation of being anti gun, so I find it helpful to post these things so the Club can support policies that enrich us in that way. I may have to cough up cash for my own software.
Now, when one goes to the links I posted and toggle between the OP jpeg and those numbers, there is easy correlation to be found. The hard thing is to determine the "strictness" factor.
Just this morning we see another domestic violence incident in TX, resulting in two deaths. TX is 95% privately owned, and its lege is gerrymandered such that only red folks get in. CA is a tad different, with just under half being owned by the Feds, with the rest about split between state and private. Moreover, we have a very fair redistricting process, contrary to TX. CA has ten million more people with a gun death rate of 8.5 per 100,000, yet TX has a rate of 13.7 per 100,000. TX has a higher poverty rate. The biased reader might look only at guns. But when we factor in the socio economic factors, we see that TX is cool if you're a hereditary land owner, but if you just drive their crappy roads, have to send your kids to their crappy schools , struggle with crappy health care, or try to get anything done without owning a local politician, you're SOL. When we look at the whole picture, the objective reader might have an "ah-ha" moment. Montana's gun ownership rate is the highest, but their gun death rate is, well, no where near either TX or CA.
This is why I focus on root-cause mitigation so frequently. It's not the guns. It's the circumstances of the state. Here are some links I used in the seven minutes required to make this post. It's quite easy to dismiss a groovy chart. But upon careful observation, there is correlation. Not causation. Recall the title of this thread.
https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/ ... /PST045221
https://gis.data.ca.gov/search?categori ... 0ownership
https://worldpopulationreview.com/state ... p-by-state
We read that Biden wants to ban "assault weapons." All gun owners are against it. I want to show why
we're against it.
While the firelight's aglow strange shadows from the flames will grow
'Til things we've never seen will seem familiar