Bad news for criminals. Another attempt to find justification for more gun control has failed.
In a new study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found no evidence that 20,000 gun -control laws are effective in preventing violence.
But that doesn't end the question. It never does.
Each time CDC studies this issue, it finds the findings inconclusive and recommends that the government spend more taxpayer money to try again.
Gun control groups deplored the alleged 'lack of studies' on gun
CDC spent $ 2.6 million on gun studies during the previous administration. Same results.
In the most recent CDC study, a task force of 14 experts spent three years reviewing 51 different studies and could find no evidence. At some point, one might surmise that there isn't much gold in that mine.
Any further spending by the federal government on this subject probably
should go to scholar John Lott, who has found that the private ownership of
guns by law-abiding people deters crime and protects property, with a net
benefit to society. He also has documented the media spin against gun
ownership in his latest book, The Bias Against Guns.
If guns kill people, then more guns should kill more people. Yet,
deaths and injuries from firearms have declined for the past 10 years, even
though 4.5 million new firearms are sold each year.
Maybe people kill people -- and maybe the fact that more people inclined
toward crime and violence are going to prison is a factor in the decline.
Updated Media Analysis of Appalachian Law School Attack
Since the first news search was done additional news stories have been
added to Nexis:
There are thus now 218 unique stories, and a total of 294 stories counting
duplicates (the stories in yellow were duplicates): Excel file for
general overview and specific stories. Explicit mentions of defensive gun use
increase from 2 to 3 now.