>Coincidence? Not!

16 Mar

>Map of states with more bars than grocery stores (red) and vice-versa (gold)(From Strange Maps)

Map of states with very restrictive handgun laws (red) and freer states (other colors): (From Handgunlaw.us)

See? Defenselessness drives people to drink. QED.

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7 Responses to “>Coincidence? Not!”

  1. Sevesteen 16 March 2010 at 8:53 am #

    >I'm kind of suspicious–my area is listed as "more groceries" and we are nowhere close, unless you count every place that sells candy bars as a grocery.

  2. Roberta X 16 March 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    >Ah, the three categories of reporting: "Lies, damn lies, and statistics." You're sure you are not unusually short on bars? 😉

  3. Blackwing1 16 March 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    >Well, except for North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming, where the correlation doesn't exist.Maybe a correlation between "bars per square mile" and mandated defenselessness would work for those states?And don't forget, to collectivists, correlation ALWAYS equals causation. Therefore, to get more mandated defenselessness (gun control/no permits), we HAVE to build more bars…

  4. Mike Gallo 16 March 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    >The first map is pure win for WI; we pride ourselves on our ability to hold our liquor better than anyone else in the world. The second map is a bit of a lie, though; we do have unlicensed OC in WI, so it hasn’t been “right denied” since about 2001 (WI SC Hamdan decision) IIRC.Funny thing, the only thing we can’t carry in bars in WI is handguns, and even that has an exception for clubhouses at shooting clubs. Theoretically, there’s no reason you can’t carry a rifle or shotgun into, say, Summerfest.

  5. BobG 17 March 2010 at 1:25 am #

    >The map of grocery stores and bars doesn't really tell much; states have different rules, and it's hard to compare them. For instance, in Wyoming you can only buy beer in a bar or liquor store. In Utah, you can buy beer in grocery stores. In New Mexico, grocery stores can sell any alcoholic beverage. This is going to change the ratios of liquor stores and bars to grocery stores due to availability of common beverages such as beer.

  6. Overload in Colorado 17 March 2010 at 7:31 am #

    >I assumed this map showed how cold weather causes people to drink.

  7. Tam 17 March 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    >*hic* What?!?

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