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Fairly long overview by FactCheck.org (5/10/19):

O’Rourke Wrong on Gun Control Stat

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After the Colorado school shooting, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke advocated universal background checks for gun purchases, claiming that state laws mandating universal checks “have been shown to reduce gun violence by 50 percent.”

But academic research doesn’t support that.

O’Rourke’s campaign said the statistic came from Everytown for Gun Safety, but the gun-control group told us it has updated its background material on the issue in light of “rigorous” new research that has “improved our understanding of this.” ...

A study led by Boston University Community Health Sciences Professor Michael Siegel and published in March in the Journal of General Internal Medicine looked at homicide and suicide rates in all 50 states over a 26-year period and analyzed the relationship between various firearm laws, including universal background checks. The research found that universal background checks are associated with about a 15 percent reduction in firearm homicide. ...

Siegel, who has extensively studied gun violence, noted that his research found an “association” between universal background checks and reduced homicide rates, “but did not definitively conclude causality.”

“I think that we are not quite at the level of research when we can conclude there is a causal relationship, but we’re probably close,” he said. ...

Siegel said states that have lower firearm violence rates to begin with are the ones that tend to pass laws requiring universal background checks. He and the other researchers who participated in the study “tried to account for that by looking at CHANGES in homicide rates over time from before to after these laws, while comparing the changes with those in other states during the same time period,” he said. ...
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Gardening and Agriculture / Re: Brussel sprouts mystery
« Last post by Mr. Bill on May 13, 2019, 01:17:08 PM »
It's probably Brussels taking revenge on the UK for Brexit.
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Gardening and Agriculture / Re: Brussel sprouts mystery
« Last post by fritz_monroe on May 13, 2019, 12:36:00 PM »
Supply and demand would also dictate if they are imported from somewhere else.  No use having them imported if you can't sell them.

In MD, USA, all the stores have them, but they are usually those huge ones.  The ones about 2" in diameter.  I prefer them small.
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Firearms Legislation And News / Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Last post by FreeLancer on May 13, 2019, 11:28:49 AM »
It’s like the NRA has turned into a sleazy mega church where the slickster at the podium is telling all the little old ladies that it’s God’s will they donate so he can get that new G5 jet.
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Pistols and Handguns / Re: the Alien pistol by Laugo Arms
« Last post by Greekman on May 13, 2019, 10:15:25 AM »
I just looked professor and say an MSRP of $5k.  Is a race gun.  Not for me although interesting.

at this price no wonder that I could not find a price posted anywhere. Stops the daydreaming cold.
BTW if it will be 5K in the US , then it will be much higher at the EU....
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Pistols and Handguns / Re: the Alien pistol by Laugo Arms
« Last post by DDJ on May 13, 2019, 10:12:33 AM »
I just looked professor and say an MSRP of $5k.  Is a race gun.  Not for me although interesting.
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Gardening and Agriculture / Re: Brussel sprouts mystery
« Last post by DDJ on May 13, 2019, 10:10:14 AM »
I would guess that it is a supply and demand situation.  When I tell people I have Brussel sprouts growing in my garden there is a shocked look on their face often followed with "Why would you grow those".  They are not a very liked Veggie so I would not be suppressed that they are just not offered because they are not bought.  That said we can get them regularly in the store here in Ohio as well.  Often very high price though.  They are also late season so finding them in season is not when you would look.  I am thinking here they are ready to eat in October from my garden.

Again not an expert but my 2cents.
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Firearms Legislation And News / Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Last post by Smurf Hunter on May 13, 2019, 09:19:29 AM »
Maybe if the NRA paid it's executive like the non-profit charity it claims to be?

When people donate $100 to the Red Cross following a natural disaster, and later they learned that < $10 of their donation ended up "on the ground" helping victims, donors are rightfully angry.

I think we should at least hold a similar standard for the NRA.


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Gardening and Agriculture / Re: Brussel sprouts mystery
« Last post by scoop on May 13, 2019, 08:45:56 AM »
Plenty of Brussels here in Las Vegas.
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For data on #5 what does the Lyman book say?

Well that load is 2.0 grs. above the starting charge of 25.0 grs.  so I would divide 27.0 into the Max. charge weight of 38.5 which equals 0.70129870.  then I multiply that number by the listed MV of the Max. charge weight in the manual and I get 1727 fps. As a formula it looks like this  27.0 / 38.5 =  0.70129870 x 2463 = 1727 fps.

Of course my barrel is 2" shorter that the barrel length of the test barrel used in the manual and my bullet dia. is .002" larger so we will have to see how it washes out.  I do plan to size some of the bullets down to .309" as well as see if anything changes.
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