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Gun Control for Dummies submitted by WaitingForHitler to politics

ad_astra 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago

Hello, I'm interested in this debate and don't hold any strong opinions on it. I ran the numbers and produced a graph of guns per capita versus homicides per capita in developed countries (because comparing the US to Honduras seemed pointless).

Here is the graph, data obtained from Wikipedia

There seems to me to be some data that suggests that more guns leads to less homicides because a line drawn from Chile to Switzerland contains almost all of the data which depicts a negative correlation between gun density and homicides - except for the US which is an outlier for both guns per capita and homicides per capita. However, the reality is that there's a band of countries (the majority of developed countries) with low homicide rates that seems to be fairly independent of gun availability. There are outliers to this band that are seen above it and have been labelled.

What is the opinion of the pro-gun side on why the US has such a high homicide rate despite having such a high gun density?

Disclaimer: I am an Australian.

Gun Control for Dummies submitted by WaitingForHitler to politics

ad_astra 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago

Serves me right for commenting on a post by a guy with a white supremist name.

Sweden to become a Third World Country by 2030, according to UN submitted by Luke_Luck to politics

ad_astra 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago

So I read the report. In the next 15 years, Sweden is projected to regress to the 1980s. This report was made in 2010 though and I'd be surprised if their rate of regression hasn't increased in the last 16 years.

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Account Deleted By User submitted by 0x4F to whatever

ad_astra 12 points -11 points (+1|-12) ago

"Oh no, free platforms refuse to host my racism!"

It's a shame, I thought this might be about censorship of real issues.

Account Deleted By User submitted by 0x4F to whatever

ad_astra 9 points -7 points (+2|-9) ago

You're not free to say whatever you like, wherever you like. That's not what free speech means. You don't have the right to yell "he has a gun!" as a prank in the middle of a crowded theatre or on a plane.

Free speech is more nuanced than you are presenting it.I'm all for freedom. I support your freedom to present your views and I support a company's freedom to remove your views from their platform.

You want your freedom to trump their freedom. That's not how it works.

Account Deleted By User submitted by 0x4F to whatever

ad_astra 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago

You're free to submit a comment to a website (speak) and the website is not required to store your comment in their database (listen). Is that a fair interpretation?