DFPFG lie: Research is clear that in countries with stricter gun ownership and safety laws, injury and mortality from guns are markedly less than in countries with less strict gun control legislation. (https://academic.oup.com/epirev/article/38/1/140/2754868?searchresult=1)
What the study actually said: Evidence from 130 studies in 10 countries suggests that in certain nations the simultaneous implementation of laws targeting multiple firearms restrictions is associated with reductions in firearm deaths.
“SUGGESTS in CERTAIN NATIONS” – in other words, not all nations, only some.
The study did not say for example, that Jamaica, South Africa, Mexico, and other nations with very strict gun control all have more murders than Canada.
The study also neglected to state that Switzerland mandates every male of military serving age keep a semi-automatic rifle in his home, yet crime there is so low the Swiss don’t keep statistics.
Fact: The presence or absence of firearms has no bearing on the number of guns used in crime.
DFPFG lie: “Increased access to firearms also results in excess rates of suicide.” (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/5/e1416)
That study ignored medical malpractice as a cause of death.
That study is from the USA, which is NOT Canada, despite DFPFG doctors linking the two.
What the study actually said: “No single study has adequately explained the decline in firearm-related homicide rates.”
The study also ESTIMATED the number of guns and gun owners in the USA, which is NOT Canada. How accurate can a study be when the true numbers are unknown?
In Japan, where guns are banned, Japan Times has claimed suicide the leading cause of death among teenagers and those in their 20s. (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/03/22/national/suicide-now-leading-cause-death-among-children-aged-10-14-japan/#.Xkqz5PR7lpg)
The number of suicides in Japan alone proves that presence or absence of guns has NO EFFECT on the number of suicides.
While nobody wants a healthy person to kill themselves, we cannot blame a person for choosing the most efficient method. (https://lostallhope.com/suicide-methods/statistics-most-lethal-methods)
Japan Times also seems to have ignored listing medical malpractice as a cause of death.
DFPFG Lie: 1,000 attended DFPFG Day of Action