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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

Drik Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 1:10 PM
Jimmy Carter gave a massive amount of federal tax dollars in the form of a grant to Dr.James D. Wright and 2 of his colleagues at the University of Mass. to do an in-depth, detailed study, the most extensive one done before or since, to determine what gun laws are effective for having a positive effect on crime. Dr. Wright spent 4 years studying all 20,000 of the US's gun laws and published a weight 3-volume report titled "Under the Gun" delineating the results. He found that "Gun laws have no effect on crime." He and his colleagues started his study as staunch advocates of gun laws. They all finished no longer thinking that gun laws were effective or useful.
The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts.

Media discussions of gun control are dominated by two factors: the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment. But the over-riding factual question is whether gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes in general or murder rates in particular.

If, as gun control advocates claim, gun control laws really do control guns and save lives, there is nothing to prevent repealing the Second Amendment, any more than there was anything to prevent repealing the...