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Response to Eko (Reply #71)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:51 PM

73. That's not quite a logical conclusion, though.

Background checks remained in force; there was no sunset provision on them. They are still in effect now, actually. And banning "assault weapons" didn't mean people couldn't buy stuff rifles, shotguns, or pistols.

Handguns, which were largely unaffected by the ban except for a couple of movie staples like the TEC-9, also followed the general trend. And deaths from handguns also went down.

Correlation does not necessarily mean causation. The homicide rate doesn't drop by thousands per year because rifle deaths went from 700 to 400.

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