But what if you compared crime statistics from similar regions in the
That would be an interesting study. Anti-gun activists would tell you that the Canadian homicide rates would be lower than the American rates, because gun availability increases crime. And they’d be wrong.
A study has been done. Not by the NRA, the Brady campaign, the GOP, or Charlton Heston. The March 2005 study by economists in
Breaking out the regional data showed homicide rates in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota were lower than in the three Canadian prairie provinces. I found out about the study in the May 2nd issue of the magazine, Western Standard. (Articles from their current issue arent available online, but their back-issues are online and registration is free.)