“NJ’s Gun Regulations Save Lives” From NJLJ

“NJ’s Gun Regulations Save Lives” From NJLJ

Gun Rights

In an oddly self defeating argument of a post, NJLJ published a piece that counters the relevance of its own data in three paragraphs. A recent study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine concluded that New Jersey has the lowest rate of youth suicide in the United States, together with the second-lowest rate of household gun ownership. The study sought to correlate the rates of youth suicide with the prevalence of guns in the home… We know, of course, that correlation does not equal causation… There. Right there in the start of the third paragraph. Translation: We know, obviously, that the correlative lines we’re going to draw aren’t good extrapolation of data but let us anyway because we support these gun control policies. However, we have expressed our support for our state’s common sense firearm regulations (so far upheld by the courts) on this page many times in the past. These new data may indicate the efficacy of such regulations within the boundaries of the Second Amendment. (emphasis mine) However, may not indicate. There are a myriad of pages dedicated to nonsensical correlations for sheer entertainment. To begin to get into causative analysis Just because you feel that a policy should have a positive influence doesn’t mean that it does. Gun buyback’s influence, beyond a feel good measure, does nothing of substance. Buybacks net useless, damaged, and low threat probability weapons for thousands of dollars in taxpayer money, all in the hope that a potential murder or suicide […]

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