Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
we know that in the US overall ownership has gone up while crime goes down...
correlation =/= causation but I can see that the exact opposite happened in Great Britain...gun ownership went down while crime rate went up
you are entirely correct that correlation =/= causation, a lot of things have changed in the US overall other than just gun ownership during the last two decades that crime rates have been dropping.
NYC crime rates were horrible in the 80s, but today NYC is a very safe city. New York is possibly the most strongly anti-gun state in this entire country. Do you think the change in crime rates in NYC has anything to do with gun ownership?