Yes, We Are Exceptional

December 5, 2015

Gun deaths

From Tewksbury Lab.

That is, among highly developed countries on a per capita basis, more guns are associated with more gun deaths.  And (notice we are above the regression line) we even manage to ‘outperform’ that relationship: we turn having more guns into even more deaths than one would expect knowing the basic relationship.  We are special, not like anyone else, and by a considerable margin.


About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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