It was a comparison of homicide rates between defenestration and firearms, the former being nowhere near as efficient as the latter.
The greater efficiency of the latter as compared to the former makes much, much difference, leading, in turn, to different results for the different methods of homicide.
InfraBlue wrote:That's incorrect.
No it isn't. Statistics show very clearly that gun availability has little impact on homicide rates.
InfraBlue wrote:The greater efficiency of the latter as compared to the former makes much, much difference, leading, in turn, to different results for the different methods of homicide.
Statistics show very clearly that that is not true. There is almost no difference at all in the results.
No they don't.
Results. Gun ownership was a significant predictor of firearm homicide rates (incidence rate ratio = 1.009; 95% confidence interval = 1.004, 1.014). This model indicated that for each percentage point increase in gun ownership, the firearm homicide rate increased by 0.9%.
Conclusions. We observed a robust correlation between higher levels of gun ownership and higher firearm homicide rates. Although we could not determine causation, we found that states with higher rates of gun ownership had disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides.
They were however killed with guns.
That is the problem we focus on., the much higher number killed with guns.
Feel free to focus on the far smaller numbers killed with knives if you want.
We will keep focusing on the much larger problem.