A new study has completely dismantled the argument used by gun control activists. We are told by gun-ban-happy politicians that we NEED to ban these so-called “assault weapons” right now because they are a threat to society.
But the study which was published in the Applied Economics Letters is now saying what we have been saying all along: that gun control endangers lives while concealed carry laws allow lives to be saved.
The author of the study is a Quinnipiac University economist, Mark Gius. He uses a large segment of data to draw his conclusions so as to get the broader picture on gun control saying,
Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states. It also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level.
Think about that for a minute. Not only does the data reveal that gun control does not lower gun-related murders but it actually increases murder rates. Looks like criminals don’t relish the thought of return fire from concealed weapon permit holders in state’s where they are allowed to shoot back.
According to Breitbart.com this study was substantiated by a thorough review of the facts.
For example, beyond the abstract Gius explains what he means by “restricted” versus “unrestricted” concealed carry laws. He does this by showing that every state has one of four laws: “unrestricted,” “shall issue,” “may issue,” and “no issue.” Of the four, “may issue” and “no issue” are the most restricted, and states with these laws demonstrated “gun-related murder rates that were 10 percent higher” than less restricted states.
But even while every gun owner realizes these new gun control restrictions in certain states like Connecticut, California, and New York will do nothing to control gun violence it will not stop anti-gun politicians from pushing through an agenda under the guise of “a safer society”.
AR-15 style rifles have been the target of every anti-gun lawmaker even though they have no understanding of how the guns work. But more importantly, they have no understanding of how criminals work, and how a ban on these guns is more about restricting yet another freedom rather than saving anyone’s life.
If bans on so-called “assault weapons” actually reduce gun-related murders where is the data? Put simply. It doesn’t exist.
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