Ugly [And Mis-leading on Gun Control]

Ugly ugly ugly by Andrew Gelman.

I agree with Andrew’s Gelman’s comments on:

Gun laws graphic

Well, except for his criticism of the author’s spelling. ;-)

The chart is also seriously misleading.

Does no color other than presidential vote = no gun control?

A likely conclusion, but the wrong conclusion.

States with only “Voted for Romney in the 2012 election” block colored are:

  1. Arizona
  2. Kentucky
  3. Louisiana
  4. Montana
  5. North Dakota
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Texas
  8. Utah

How many of those prohibit gun possession by convicted felons? (A form of gun control.)

Would you believe 100%?

  1. Arizona – ARS 13-3101
  2. Kentucky – KRS 527.040
  3. Louisiana – La. R.S. 14:95.1
  4. Montana – Montana Code Annotated, 45-8-313
  5. North Dakota – 62.1-02-01, et seq.
  6. Oklahoma – OUJI-CR 6-39
  7. Texas – Texas Penal Code, Title 10, Chapter 46, Section 46.04. Unlawful Possession of Firearm
  8. Utah – Title 76 Chapter 10 Section 503

For fairness sake:

States with only “Voted for Obama in the 2012 election” block colored are:

  1. Idaho – Title 18, 18-3316
  2. Minnesota – 2012 Statutes, 624.713

Obama and Romney states support gun control.

They prohibit felons (without pardons) from possessing/owning firearms (often other restrictions as well).

The question of “gun control” has been answered with a resounding yes!

The question is: Whose guns will be controlled and to what extent?

Don’t go into a gun control debate unarmed!

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