Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:56:00 -0500 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/recent.gif http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html 19A034.htm   19A034 Homicides by Jim Davies, 8/20/2019       After noting the horrid events this month in El Paso and Dayton, and the predictable screeching for yet more anti-gun laws, I took a look for any correlation that may exist between those laws and the homicide rate. It would make no difference if there were (self-defense is a natural right which will in no way be impeded in the coming zero government society) but it was interesting: there isn't any. That's the conclusion admitted by both the Washington Post on the Left, and the Heritage Foundation on the Right. Both say that gun laws are irrelevant. Will someone please tell the screeching archists? If there's a good correlation between A and B, it's possible (but not certain) that A caused B. If there is no such correlation, it's certain that A did not cause B. That is the simple fact underlying the studies published by both these parties. That can be nicely illustrated by a small segment of the figures tabulated by Wapo. The Brady Campaign rates states from A to F, in their view a lot of gun restrictions being marked by an A grade, while states with only a few restrictions they rate F, for failure. I'll take their ratings but reverse the meanings: F stands for relative Freedom, and A for Authoritarian control. So let's compare New Hampshire, Vermont and neighboring Massachusetts. The Brady Bunch rate NH as D-, meaning there are some anti-gun laws but not many; yet NH is the safest state in the nation, with only 1.1 gun murders per year per 100,000 population. VT is close with an F grade and 1.3 /yr/100K. But lookee here: MA is rated B+, meaning a rather heavy set of gun restrictions, yet is also close with 1.8 murders/yr/100K. In other words, these 3 states are nearly equally safe yet one has a lot of anti-gun laws while another has almost none. Surprise: laws make no difference. Hey, people didn't need to buy Wapo; they could have learned it on the ZGBlog, for free. Eugene Volokh's Wapo report summarizes for the whole USA thus: "The correlation between the homicide rate and Brady score in all 51 jurisdictions is +.032 (on a scale of -1 to +1), which means that states with more gun restrictions on average have very slightly higher homicide rates, though the tendency is so small as to be essentially zero." So he even hints at a very slight negative correlation! Internationally, the US is by no means a pariah in this respect. It has an overall homicide rate of 5.3 (with guns plus other methods) per year per 100K people, and ranks #111; that is, there are 110 countries with higher rates and overall for the world it's 6.9. Some countries are much higher; for example Brazil's rate is 30.5, nearly 6 times greater. It's true that most murders in the US are by gun, and it can be argued that guns make murder conveniently easy, but high gun ownership isn't going to go away and as shown above, anti-gun laws won't change the rate. So the big question remains: why do people kill each other, and will the elimination of government help reduce that ten Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:56:00 -0500 12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they silence the opposition http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm Read more about '12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they silence the opposition ' on the Zero Government blog... 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Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:56:00 -0500 19A023: Remarks on Romans 13, 6/4/2019 How religion must divide the mind http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A023.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A023.htm Read more about '19A023: Remarks on Romans 13, 6/4/2019 How religion must divide the mind ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:56:00 -0500 19A022: Styles of Enslavement, 5/28/2019 They say slavery was abolished. They lie http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A022.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A022.htm Read more about '19A022: Styles of Enslavement, 5/28/2019 They say slavery was abolished. They lie ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:56:00 -0500 19A021: Trumpian "Liberty", 5/21/2019 Little or no improvement http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A021.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A021.htm Read more about '19A021: Trumpian amp;quot;Libertyamp;quot;, 5/21/2019 Little or no improvement ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:56:00 -0500 19A020: Too Many Humans?, 5/14/2019 By no means. It's just another Scary Myth http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A020.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A020.htm Read more about '19A020: Too Many Humans?, 5/14/2019 By no means. It's just another Scary Myth ' on the Zero Government blog... 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