At 8/25/12 02:29 PM, naronic wrote:
... almost as blatantly fallacious as your previous statement about home depot Bob the Killer tools.
You know what, I think I'll help you out. Read the following books:
Biohazard by Ken Alibek (a former Doctor-Colonel in the USSR's Biological unit of their Army).
Plague Wars by Tom Mangold & Jeff Goldberg.
Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston. Pay very close attention in the epilogue to how easy it is to do the thing the Australians have warned against, when he travels to St Louis University School of Medicine.
Then there is the Anarchist Cookbook and The Poor Man's James Bond written by the same nutjob...who happens to be able to do the shit he writes about.
Aum Shinrikyo cult would also make an interesting read. As well as the Rajneeshee cult.
Now judging by your age and your ability to put words in a sentence properly I would guess that you are a college freshman. Taking introductory and survey classes. Now if one of these courses are chemistry or biology go ask the professor how cheap and easy it is to make really bad stuff from stuff bought at Lowe's. If it's biology ask how cheap and easy it would be to make a makeshift bioreactor. (HINT: tell them you're asking for a class project on WMDs and terrorism...and by no means ask about specific chemicals.)
And if you have access to JSTOR or equivalent Collegiate Library search engine, these will give you more than raw data and ancedotal evidence such as you've been linking to. I've posted articles going back and forth arguing about what the numbers mean...so you can get a balanced overview of the real academic debate and not what you read in papers. Enjoy! :)
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_____ et al., "Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor for Homicide in the Home," New England Journal of Medicine, October 7, 1993, Vol. 329 No. 15, pp. 1084-91.
Kleck, Gary, and Marc Gertz, "Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun," Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1995, Vol. 86 No. 1., pp. 150-87.
_____, and Michael Hogan, "National case-control study of homicide offending and gun ownership," Social Problems, May, 1999, Vol. 46 Iss. 2, pp. 275-93.
Kovandzic, Marvell and Vieraitis, "The Impact of 'Shall-Issue' Concealed Handgun Laws on Violent Crime Rates," Homicide Studies (November 2005, pp. 292-323).
Ayres and Donohue, Shooting Down the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis (tables) Stanford Law Review (forthcoming 2002)
_________, Nondiscretionary Concealed Weapons Laws: A Case Study of Statistics, Standards of Proof and Public Policy, 1 American Law and Economics Review 436 (1999).
Lott, John R. Jr., More Guns, Less Crime: A Response to Ayres and Donohue, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 247 (September 1, 1999).
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Benson and Mast, Privately Produced General Deterrence, The Journal of Law and Economics (October 2001).
Dezhbakhsh and Rubin, The Effect of Concealed Handgun Laws on Crime: Beyond the Dummy Variables, Working Paper (January 1999).
Harrison, Kennison, and Macedon, Crime and Concealed Gun Laws: A Reconsideration, (April 2000).
Helland and Tabarrok, Using Placebo Laws to Test "More Guns, Less Crime," (January 2004).
Hood and Neely, Packin' in the Hood?: Examining Assumptions of Concealed-Carry Research, Social Science Quarterly, Volume 81, Number 2 (June, 2000).
Kovandzic and Marvell, Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns and Violent Crime: Crime Control Through Gun Decontrol?, published in July issue of Criminology and Public Policy.
Ludwig, Jens Otto, Concealed-Gun-Carrying Laws and Violent Crime: Evidence from State Panel Data, Working Paper (May 5, 1998).
Lott and Whitley, A Note on the Use of County-Level UCR Data: A Response, (July 1, 2002).