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Fear of more gun control can be a stronger driver than self-protection for firearm sales

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https://www.cell.com/patterns/fulltext/S2666-3899(20)30110-0

Discovering causal mechanisms underlying firearm acquisition can provide critical insight into firearm-related violence in the United States. Here, we established an information-theoretic framework to address the long-disputed dichotomy between self-protection and fear of firearm regulations as potential drivers of firearm acquisition in the aftermath of a mass shooting. We collected data on mass shootings, federal background checks, media output on firearm control and shootings, and firearm safety laws from 1999 to 2017. First, we conducted a cluster analysis to partition States according to the restrictiveness of their firearm-related legal environment. Then, we performed a transfer entropy analysis to unveil causal relationships at the State-level in the Wiener-Granger sense. The analysis suggests that fear of stricter firearm regulations is a stronger driver than the desire of self-protection for firearm acquisitions. This fear is likely to cross State borders, thereby shaping a collective pattern of firearm acquisition throughout the Nation.

Turns out gun control laws do have some benefit after all - they drive up gun sales. If Joe and Blow win in November, expect another massive surge in gun sales.
 

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If we had known last year COVID was coming, Santa would have left bulk packs of Cottonelle under the Christmas tree as well.
 

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Something else that militant modern liberalism will never get right, if demand for a product continues to exist then criminal enterprise will fulfill that demand. Just as it did with the so called ‘war on drugs,’ and did even further back with prohibition.

Gun Control laws are becoming a lightning rod for debates, but ignore both history and basic economics.

Lest we forget who will end up targeted first, and it will not be the rich white guys proving yet again that today’s Democrats will end up targeting their own voting groups.
 

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Something else that militant modern liberalism will never get right, if demand for a product continues to exist then criminal enterprise will fulfill that demand. Just as it did with the so called ‘war on drugs,’ and did even further back with prohibition.

Gun Control laws are becoming a lightning rod for debates, but ignore both history and basic economics.

Lest we forget who will end up targeted first, and it will not be the rich white guys proving yet again that today’s Democrats will end up targeting their own voting groups.

Attempting to do the same thing with the expectation of a different outcome is the definition of insanity, and you've hit the nail on the head with historical use case scenarios (e.g. War on Drugs and Prohibition) and how they have failed.
 

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The creation of a weapons blackmarket; a rise in violence, especially in black neighborhoods are crises that the communists can further exploit: never let a crisis go to waste.

The whole objective is to totally collapse the system, so the communists can start over and build something resembling their agenda.

We're seeing the Cloward-Piven strategy unfold.

Cloward–Piven strategy - Wikipedia
 

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Triple whammy,
1. The Chinese virus
2. Uncontrolled violence in democrat run cities.
3. An election where one side promised to take away your guns.
I hope you have 5x what you think you need.
 
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