This is a well done take and it uses similar information to what I have used previously (see for example here
1) The Small Arms Survey data that he refers to that purportedly measures gun ownership rates is highly dubious. The organization that put them together is a gun control organization and they want to make it look like there is more murder in high gun ownership countries.
2) I need to point out that my work has tried to argue that cross-sectional analysis is rarely very useful (MGLC, chp. 2 and The Bias Against Guns, chp. 5). Still that is something that most people do.
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