#Gunlaws #guncontrol #NRA
Do gun laws work?
Study in Lancet analyzed effectiveness of 25 gun control laws in different U.S. States.
Nine INCREASED the rate of gun deaths, nine DECREASED it.
The rest were neutral. Like me.
3 most effective laws:
1. Universal background checks. Seems it's not a good idea to let convicted felons buy guns legally. Apparently buying them illegally just isn't as easy.
2. Ammunition background checks. Guns just aren't as effective without it.
3. ID requirement for firearms (microstamping or ballistic fingerprinting).
Implement those three across all states and firearm deaths would drop by 90%
Requiring you lock up your gun to keep it away from children? No effect.
Stand your ground laws? Significantly INCREASES gun deaths.
Of course, this study should be duplicated. The statistics may not work out properly.
But don't these laws make sense, with funding and procedures to make sure the background checks are made properly? And just get rid of the ineffective or counter-productive laws.
I mean, even the NRA should be able to accept that, right?
I read somewhere that polarised politics is a misalignment of perspective. Politicians want to debate highly emotional items, though to most people they are a very small proportion of any given problem. In the items that are important to most people, the masses are remarkably consistent in their viewpoints, however political platforms usually plan to do the exact opposite of what the people want.
That's why politicians don't debate the commonly cared about issues. The masses are consistent, and so are the politicians.
“Many people in the sector still believe they should be paid entrepreneurial wages for turning up to work with a regular salary, a pension and probably a health-care scheme and playing with other people’s money,” Cryan said at a conference in Frankfurt on Monday. “There doesn’t seem to be anything entrepreneurial about that except the compensation structures.”
He also warns 'that staff bonuses will have to reflect the cost of the firm’s fines for past misconduct.'
It's time to reign in the big investment banks. Again.
Take 20 years of research on climate change, and separate those studies funded by corporations from those that were not. I don't find the answer so surprising.
"The results, Farrell said, revealed an “ecosystem of influence” within the corporate-backed groups. Those that received donations consistently promoted the same contrarian themes—casting doubt, for example, on whether higher levels of man-made carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere were harmful to the planet. There was no evidence of such coordination among the non-funded groups."
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