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  1. I know this topic has been studied extensively. There are many books and articles on the subject. However, there are many books and articles backing gun rights advocates, and there are many books and articles backing gun control advocates. While it may be an over-studied topic, people don’t always walk away with the same philosophy. I did my own research, and in particular, I studied the FBI UCR. I’ve always come to the same conclusion as those of the gun rights advocates. And, I have debated numerous gun grabbers online in blogs, social media, etc. I have the facts, I have used logic and critical thinking skills, yet I doubt I have ever changed the mind of a gun grabber. No matter how many facts we present, no matter how much data we direct them to, no matter how logical our arguments – some people simply hate guns and want the world rid of them.

    • I agree with most everything you have said. Since we are “Neither pro-gun or anti-gun, but pro-math and anti B.S.”, out 15+ years of research have led us largely to the pro-gun arguments. I do try to pick-apart bad research and spin, regardless of who releases it. But the pro-gun side leaves me with much less to debunk.

      I once met Chris Cox, the NRA-ILA chief. I mentioned this to him and he said (and I paraphrase) “We can’t afford to get the facts wrong.”

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