Skip to comments.Spike in violent crime follows rise in gun-buying amid social upheaval
Posted on 07/16/2020 11:13:59 AM PDT by sickoflibs
Americans purchased millions more guns than usual this spring, spurred in large part by racial animosity stoked by widespread protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as anxiety over the effects of the covid-19 pandemic.
That gun-buying binge is associated with a significant increase in gun violence across the United States.
Those are the conclusions of two studies by the Brookings Institution and the University of California at Davis, respectively. Together, they paint a portrait of a society arming itself against social upheaval during a time of institutional failure.
The Brookings study, after examining federal background check data, estimated an additional 3 million firearms were sold from March through June, compared with the same period in previous years. Thats roughly equivalent to the spike in gun purchases observed following the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting and more than 50 percent higher than would have been expected for June sales.
Nearly half of those 3 million additional sales happened in June, after several days of protests sparked by Floyds killing in police custody. Researchers Phillip Levine and Robin McKnight of Wellesley College wrote that the spike differed from previous gun-buying binges because it was not driven by fear of pending restrictions but rather by anxiety and unease over the ongoing crises.
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Just posted it
Legal gun owners - largely peaceful.
Don’t these scum ever get tired of just openly lying through their teeth all the frickin’ time? Or do they have the Costanza thing about “it’s not a lie if you believe it” going on?
Total BS - the perpetrators of the shootings aren’t going to show up in the gun-purchase numbers from dealers and background checks, ‘cause that’s not where they get their guns.
The truth is hidden in there somewhere. This is either very poorly written or very cleverly written. Actually its probably both.
WP: Blah blah blah gun nuts violence blah blah blah.
Let me help the WP understand the equation: Gun violence by street thugs results in Gun Buying by law abiding citizens. There, I hope that is a bit more clear for them.
Correlation is not causality, Wapo morons.
Yes, it is most definitely associated with a significant increase in gun violence across the United States because they bought the guns DUE TO A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN GUN VIOLENCE ACROSS THE UNITED STATES!
Manipulators to the nth degree...
Gun sales is the only poll that matters.
no, the spike in gun buying followed the rise in violent crime and social upheaval.
Lies and propaganda.
“Spike in violent crime follows rise in gun-buying amid social upheaval” That is a deliberate lie by the Post. The rise in gun buying followed the social upheaval, commonly called riots. Legal gun buying in no way contributed to the riots, not for an instant.
Yes, WP, it’s those whitesupreemistkkknaziboogaloopeoplefromDeliverance driving into the cities to hunt innocent black people on the express orders of the badorangeman President. Sure, that seems totally plausible.
Nah, that couldn't have anything to do with it.
Does anyone have the full text, I will not subscribe to WaPo???
and wet sidewalks cause rain......
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