- Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:01 pm
What you're missing in that analysis, flowskiferda, is that we aren't just looking at some steady number of murders occurring. We are looking at an INCREASE in the number of murders. If ordinary knives are being used, the type that were always around in the kitchen for cutting meat and spreading butter, then government permissiveness might be responsible for some murders, but this still wouldn't make the government responsible for the increase in murders. There must be something else, other than permissive government policies, that contributed to the rise in the homicide rate.
The author wants to blame the government for the increase in the homicide rate, but if the knives were always available then the increase has to be due to some other cause. That's why that first part weakens the argument!
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